Starcom Worldwide has roped in Sriram Sharma as General Manager to head its Bangalore operations. Sharma takes over from Ashwini Kamat, who moves on from the organisation after spending over eight years.
Commenting on the development, Sandeep Lakhina, COO-South Asia, Starcom Worldwide, said, “We would like to thank Ashwini for the great work that happened under her out of Bangalore office over the past two years when she was heading the operations here.”
He added, “We are bullish on our growth in the South, and Bangalore is a significant and important market for us. Sriram with his vast experience in the media industry is familiar with this market and we are looking at growing the business and build relationships with him on board. I am confident that his skills, capabilities and experience will be an asset to the organisation, and I am looking forward to working with him and double the size of our Bangalore office in the next 12 months.”
On his appointment, Sharma said, “Starcom is a company with a robust network. Its solid reputation in the industry and its belief in adding value to clients drew me towards being part of this organisation. I’m sure that working at Starcom Bangalore and leading business development and managing existing clients will be an interesting challenge.”
Sharma is a veteran in the media industry having also worked in multiple industries like advertising, the Internet and mobile, and has over 14 years of experience in media planning, buying and strategic brand building. His last stint was with OnMobile Global, a VAS company in the mobile space. Prior to this he was with GroupM, where he was General Manager at Maxus in Bangalore.