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Connecturf appoints Atul Hegde as CEO

03-April-2008
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Connecturf appoints Atul Hegde as CEO

Connecturf, a digital marketing solutions company with operations across Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai, has appointed Atul Hegde, former Head of Vyas Giannetti Creative, as their CEO.

Commenting on Hegde’s appointment, V Ramani, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Connecturf, said, “Atul is champion stuff. His effervescence, enthusiasm and keenness to innovate are the attractions. We had been talking to Atul for a while now and finally the pieces fall in place.”

Ishan Raina, Chairman, Connecturf, added, “Atul is a rare combination of ideas and execution. He joins as CEO and shareholder at a time when Connecturf is preparing itself for exponential growth. Both Ramani and I are delighted in passing on the CEO’s role to someone we watched grow and develop into one of the industry leaders of tomorrow.”

Said Hegde, “Joining Connecturf is homecoming of sorts for me, having started my career with Ishan and Ramani. It is exciting times across sectors and I look forward to chartering a whole new course for Connecturf. I’m sure being pioneers in this space we will set new benchmarks for ourselves and the industry as a whole.”

Hegde has over 12 years’ experience in advertising, handling major brands like Philips, Aditya Birla Group, Sony Television, HDFC Bank, and Air France, among others. In his tenure at VGC he had led the agency to a ten-fold growth in four years and also founded Vyas Giannetti Creative Sports.

Connecturf commenced its operations in April 2000. Its offerings range from digital consulting, web development, application development, advertising and lead generating solutions, search solutions – both optimisation and marketing – viral marketing solutions, and prospect management systems.

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