After a stint of over 11 years, Ravi Kiran, Chief Executive Officer, South East & South Asia, Starcom MediaVest Group and Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Specialist Services, Starcom MediaVest Group has decided to bid adieu to the group. Starcom officials have confirmed the development to exchange4media. Kiran would be with the company till the end of the year.
In a prepared statement, Andrew Swinand, SMG’s President – Global Operations said, “Ravi has been a part of our India operations for over 11 years. In his various roles within the organisation he has been instrumental in taking Starcom MediaVest Group India to the level of trust and respect it enjoys today.” He added, “Ravi’s vision and leadership have driven a period of tremendous growth for Starcom MediaVest Group in South Asia leading to a strong foundation for the future.”
Ravi Kiran added, “I have spent most of my career managing a variety of jobs with Starcom MediaVest Group. I have learnt from various people through this journey and I’m grateful to the organisation for having supported me and given me responsibilities to shoulder of various kinds. The decision to move was not an easy one. “
At Starcom, Kiran was focused on providing the strategy and vision that allowed Starcom MediaVest Group to attain its goal of being a powerful company in the region that provides brands engaging connections with their consumers. He was named Starcom MediaVest GroupÕs CEO - South East Asia in February 2008, in addition to his prior responsibility of CEO-South Asia and CEO-Asia for specialist communication services within the group.
Out of a total of 17 years in the business, Kiran spent over 8 years at Lintas India and Initiative Media, and was one of the early advertising executives in India, who crossed over into Media from Account Management.
Under his leadership, Starcom MediaVest Group in Asia is building competencies in many non-classical disciplines. Prominent amongst these are Sports and Cause Enabled Marketing, Entertainment and Embedded Marketing , Online and Wireless marketing , Activation and Consumer Excitement, Ambient and Impact Marketing, Small Town and Rural Marketing, Lifestyle and Luxury Marketing.