Cheil Worldwide SW Asia (Cheil India) has reinforced its digital offering with the appointment of Rahul Nanda as Senior Vice President – New Business, Digital.
A digital domain specialist, Nanda moves from Webchutney, where he was Partner & President, until its sale to Dentsu India. He brings to the table over 19 years of experience and expertise across various sectors, including Digital Marketing, Application Development, Mobile Communications, and DTH, including an ISP.
In his new role, Nanda will report to Rajesh Bhatia, SVP & Head Digital, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia and will lead the growth and expansion of the agency’s integrated media offering as well as enhance its internal digital capabilities.
Confirming the appointment, Hari Krishnan, COO, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia said, “Cheil India is growing exponentially, and with digital being a key quotient for new business acquisition, Rahul’s coming on board reflects this momentum. I am positive that his entrepreneurial genius will work in furthering our digitally-integrated vision.”
Rajesh Bhatia added here, “With the scale and skill of our digital offering today, I believe, we are rightly positioned to aggressively take our proposition to a much wider audience base. And we needed someone of the stature and pedigree of Rahul to fulfill that agenda.”
On joining Cheil, Nanda said, “I find this new role to be about future-proofing the agency and creating a truly ‘digitally-integrated’ agency.”
Nanda started his career with the National Informatics Centre as a Management Analyst during the early Internet days in India. He then joined Avaya GlobalConnect as Head of eBusiness and looked after the India, APAC & Australia operations. As Partner & President of Webchutney, he handled a variety of responsibilities. These included Finance, HR, Administration, IT to Client servicing and Business Development. Major clients that he was responsible for were Airtel, Barclays, and HP, among others. Prior to the sell-off to Dentsu, he started the Mobile Initiative focusing on mobile Apps & Games and VAS content.