Cheil Worldwide SW Asia has appointed Hari Krishnan as Chief Operating Officer. He will take charge from January 2013 and lead Cheil Worldwide SW Asia’s growth agenda.
Krishnan joins from WPP, where he was Head, Global Team Ford - a consortium of JWT, Mindshare and Wunderman. He had set up the first co-located office of three different specialist agencies for WPP in the Asia-Pacific Region. Krishnan’s career spans over two decades, during which he has held senior leadership roles with JWT India, Grey Worldwide and Bates India, among others.
Commenting on Krishnan’s appointment, John Koo, President & Head of Regional HQ, Cheil Worldwide SW Asia, said, “We are delighted to have Hari take charge as the COO for the region. He has a proven track record in developing corporate strategy while managing on-going operations. His strength in building teams and people development is a perfect fit for Cheil. Moreover, his extensive knowledge and experience will go a long way in driving the business forward.”
Bruce Haines, Global CSO of Cheil Worldwide, added here, “Having Hari on board demonstrates our resolution to take the Indian market, which we identified as strong growth prospects. Our team in India has been very successful in both attracting new clients and providing good creatives.”