Edelman strengthens strategic leadership positions in Mumbai & Delhi

Bhavna Jagtiani appointed as Director of the West region; Bonny Lawrie joins Delhi office in the newly created role of Deputy General Manager

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 2, 2014 7:57 AM
Edelman strengthens strategic leadership positions in Mumbai & Delhi

Edelman has announced two additions to its leadership team in India. Bhavna Jagtiani joins as Director – West, while Bonny Lawrie joins from Edelman Middle East in the newly created role of Deputy General Manager, Delhi NCR office.

Jagtiani returns to Edelman India after two years in the Edelman Hong Kong office, where she co-led the consumer practice. She will now be responsible for managing and growing the Edelman business in West India, including the offices in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.  She will be based out of Mumbai and will report to Rakesh Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, Edelman India.

Lawrie will lead some of Edelman India’s largest clients, most notably Microsoft and Shell. She brings with her more than 11 years of experience in communications and marketing across Australia, the UK, Europe and most recently, the Middle East. She will be based out of New Delhi and will report to Varghese Cherian, General Manager North & East, Edelman India and Technology Lead – SAMEA.

Commenting on the appointments, Rakesh Thukral said, “These strategic additions to our team will further strengthen our leadership in India and help drive business growth. With their multi-market experience, Bhavna and Bonny are well-positioned to ensure success in our client work, learning for our teams and growth for Edelman. Bhavna’s return to Edelman India will provide further impetus to our West operations; and Bonny’s experience will contribute to further expansion of our fastest growing office in India.”

Jagtiani’s career at Edelman has spanned a period of over 10 years. During her earlier stint in India, she co-led the Edelman Consumer Practice in the country, driving corporate and brand communications programmes for a wide range of clients.

Lawrie has managed a number of high profile clients across the Middle East and North Africa. For the past year, she has led Edelman’s operations in Qatar. She is also a member of Edelman’s South Asia, Middle East and Africa leadership team.

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