Top Story


Home >> People Movement >> Article

Lakshmi Narasimhan, National Director for GroupM’s CTG, quits

Font Size   16
Lakshmi Narasimhan, National Director for GroupM’s CTG, quits

The buzz had been going round for the past few days. It is now official. Lakshmi Narasimhan, National Director for GroupM’s Central Trading Group (CTG), which is the centralized buying unit of all the agencies of GroupM, has put in his papers.

Narasimhan had been with GroupM for almost three years. It’s not known yet where he is headed though speculation is rife that he is joining a media house.

GroupM has issued an internal memo stating the changes following Narasimhan’s quitting. Prasanth Kumar, who was CTG’s Buying Head of South, would take over as National Director of CTG in full capacity. Also, Sajeevan, who was Print Head of South, CTG, will now be Investment Services Director for Group M and will head buying for South.

Despite repeated efforts including email, SMS and phone calls, Vikram Sakhuja, CEO, GroupM, India and South Asia, could not be contacted nor was any formal comment was forthcoming. Narasimhan too was not available to comment.

Recently, Sidharth Parashar was promoted as GroupM’s Investment Services Director for North region. In his new role, Parashar would look after buying for all agencies of GroupM in the northern region, which includes Mindshare, Maxus, Mediaedge:cia and Mediacom.


Karthik Raman, Chief Marketing Officer, IDBI Federal Life Insurance, on the brand’s unconventional approach to marketing and priorities for the next year

Vinik Karnik, Business Head - ESP Properties, talked about what went into conceptualising the first edition of the entertainment marketing report, Showbiz

Rahul Jhamb, Brand Head, Forever 21, on how the fast fashion brand always stays on the pulse of latest marketing trends

Heavy spends on OOH and print sum up this year’s ad spends of YLG Salon

Conceptualised and executed by WATConsult, the campaign focuses on how Lotus Make-up is an enabler for women from various walks of life

iProspect released the third annual 2018 Future Focus Whitepaper geared to examine how machines and technology will impact marketing and advertising in the year ahead

Mavcomm Consulting one of India’s leading Public Relations, Reputation Management& Brand Communications company today announced elevation of Pranjal Dutta to the role of CEO