With the movement of the Nestle account, ZenithOptimedia has seen some key people movements as well. Prominent among them is that of McCann Erickson Senior VP, Sunandan Choudhary, who is joining the agency as Executive VP for the Nestle account. The other key people joining ZenithOptimedia are Mohit Joshi and Navin Khemka.
Confirming the appointments, ZenithOptimedia CEO, Ambika Srivastava, said, “In all, seven people are joining us, who will be working on the Nestle account.”
Choudhary was Senior VP for the L’Oreal and Nestle accounts at McCann Erickson, Delhi for five years. Prior to that he was with HTA for seven years, where he was heading the Mumbai office. He was earlier with Portland India as Country Head.
Joshi, who was Business Director for the Nestle and L’Oreal accounts in McCann Erickson, is joining ZenithOptimedia as VP-Planning for the Nestle account. Joshi was with McCann for four years. Prior to that he was with Mindshare for 5-6 years.
Navin Khemka is another key person joining ZenithOptimedia. He is joining the agency as VP-Media. Khemka is moving from Cheil Communications, where he was Director-Media for two years. Prior to that he was with Mindshare as Investment Director on the Pepsico account for one and a half years. Before that he was Group Director with media agency Carat for three years, where he had worked on Bharti, Hero Honda and Adidas accounts.