D Shivakumar, VP & MD Nokia India, to deliver the 28th Ayaz Peerbhoy Memorial Lecture

MAA Foundation, in association with The Advertising Club, Bangalore, will host the 28th Ayaz Peerbhoy Memorial Lecture on January 31, 2009. This year, the lecture will be delivered by D Shivakumar, VP & MD Nokia India.

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Updated: Jan 31, 2009 6:48 AM
D Shivakumar, VP & MD Nokia India, to deliver the 28th Ayaz Peerbhoy Memorial Lecture

MAA Foundation, in association with The Advertising Club, Bangalore, will host the 28th Ayaz Peerbhoy Memorial Lecture on January 31, 2009. This year, the lecture will be delivered by D Shivakumar, VP & MD Nokia India.

Shivakumar is currently the Managing Director of Nokia Mobile Phones and Vice President of Nokia. Nokia India is the second largest market for Nokia globally. He has over two decades’ experience, the bulk of which has been in marketing and general management. Shivakumar has handled more than 34 brands in his career. He had spent several years at Hindustan Unilever and then moved to Phillips to run their consumer electronics division. He had also been on the Phillips Board. Shivakumar has been with Nokia since 2006.

“This is possibly one of the most important thought forums for marketing and marketing communications industry. The significance is reflected in the quality of national and international thought leaders who have made time to speak at this forum. To us, the Ayaz Peerbhoy Memorial Lecture seemed the ideal way to commemorate our founder, who was one of the founding fathers of the advertising Industry,” commented Bunty Peerbhoy, Chairman, MAA Group.

“The Ayaz Peerbhoy Memorial lecture is an annual event, which the advertising, media and marketing fraternity looks forward to. We’ve had many stalwarts like Gurucharan Das, Alyque Padamsee, Shonu Sen, Gerson Da Cunha, Charles D Peebler Jr. (Chief Executive Officer, Bozell Worldwide), Richard P Nicholas III (Executive Director & Region Manager, Coco-Cola), Daniel E Ginsburg (President International, Draft Direct Worldwide), and R Gopalakrishnan (Tata Sons), to name a few,” said Malavika Harita, President of The Ad Club.

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