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Changes at Carat: Jenarius becomes Country Director of Aegis Media India, while Narayanmoorthy is MD of Carat India

14-September-2007
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Changes at Carat: Jenarius becomes Country Director of Aegis Media India, while Narayanmoorthy is MD of Carat India

Aegis has announced a few changes in the top management of Indian operations. Consequently, Charles Berley Jenarius is now Country Director, Aegis Media India, and PV Narayanmoorthy has been promoted as Managing Director of Carat India. Additionally, Rachna Saxena has been appointed in the new role of Senior Human Resources Manager, while Richard Halmarick, CEO, Aegis Media-Asia South, takes on direct responsibility for Aegis Media India and will oversee the appointment of a new CEO.

Halmarick announced these changes today. He said, “Aegis Media is the largest independent media agency in the world, with a unique client proposition and an unrivalled position in digital. As an organisation, we are determined to be the first and last word in communications excellence. The appointments we are making today show that we are investing in senior talent to support that ambition in India, so we can firstly build on our world-class Carat brand and secondly bring new services and skills to our clients, in what is certainly one of the most exciting markets in the world today.”

In his new role, Jenarius, who is currently CEO of Carat Group India, will be responsible for building Aegis Media’s diversified services businesses through acquisition or start-up, in his new role as Country Director, Aegis Media.

Halmarick said, “Charles’ core focus in his new position will be on digital, out-of-home, PR, events and modelling.”

Halmarick also announced that PV Narayanamoorthy (Moorthy), currently Director of Strategy and Operations for Carat India, has been promoted to MD. Moorthy returns to India following various global roles with Carat for the past nine years. Moorthy’s past portfolio included research, strategic planning, tools and software, training and product development, for 12 countries in the region spanning Australia and New Zealand to China. He has also represented the Asia-Pacific region on the global products and services, and media and IT boards. He has spent the majority of his 29-year career in media, and has also worked in a number of leading advertising agencies including O&M and McCann-Erickson.

”Moorthy is a founding member of Carat India and is highly regarded in Asia-Pacific and around the world for his commitment and passion for the business. We are absolutely delighted that he is returning to India as Managing Director of Carat,” Halmarick said.

Rachna Saxena has spent the past 10 years of her career with Star TV, and her last assignment was as Head of HR for NGC Network (India) Pvt. Ltd. She comes on board with both operational and strategic skills in human resource development, and will play a key role in rebuilding the India business.

Halmarick added, “I will be closely involved as Carat India enters its next phase of development in a complex and challenging market, and will ensure that the operation continues to grow and deliver strong results for our clients. We also intend to appoint a CEO from outside the company to take Carat India to the next level of success and during this search, I will take on the role of acting CEO.”

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