FleishmanHillard has promoted Yusuf Hatia to the position of Managing Director, India. Hatia is a founding team member of FleishmanHillard in India and joined the firm in 2007 as the agency was entering the market with its first office in Mumbai.
Hatia is now responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s India offices. He will set the strategic direction for the agency while continuing to provide the high-level strategic communications counsel to corporations and organisations.
“Yusuf Hatia has been a cornerstone of FH in India,” said Lynne Anne Davis, FleishmanHillard’s Asia Pacific President. “He has been a key factor in tripling our offices, instrumental in finding and supporting an impressive and fast-growing portfolio of clients, and essential to the mentoring of a close-knit team of communications professionals. Over the past 12 months, he has won an impressive calling of new clients. He is the ideal candidate to take on the leadership mantle and take us into our next phase of growth.”
Hatia, based in Mumbai, was previously Managing Director of client service, India. Before that, he was Managing Director of FH’s Mumbai office. He has provided strategic communications advice to a broad range of clients.
Hatia also heads the agency’s Majlis offering, a specialty service created to assist corporations looking to build and protect their reputation with the Muslim community. He brings an international perspective to all his engagements, having worked previously in the UK and the Middle East.