Hill+Knowlton Strategies bolsters India ops with new leadership

IPAN Hill+Knowlton Strategies' Radhika Shapoorjee promoted to President - South Asia, and Sara Gourlay appointed Chief Operating officer, India

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Apr 13, 2013 9:16 PM
Hill+Knowlton Strategies bolsters India ops with new leadership

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has announced a new leadership structure in India. These promotions reflect a growing focus on India and Asia by H+K Strategies globally.

Radhika Shapoorjee, a member of IPAN H+K Strategies since 2007, has been promoted to President - South Asia, which includes India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. She had served as President of IPAN H+K Strategies since 2008.

Sara Gourlay, who joined H+K Strategies in 2000, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for IPAN H+K Strategies, based in New Delhi. She had most recently been serving as the Client Service Director for the region encompassing Africa, India, the Middle East and Turkey, having previously worked with H+K Strategies in Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait and the UK.

Shapoorjee had joined IPAN in March 2007 as Vice President, and was elevated to lead the firm as President in March 2008. In 2009, she was instrumental in the integration of IPAN with Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Since then it has been a journey of implementing global best practices, training, and winning businesses for the firm across sectors, including Technology, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, as well as government and industry associations.

As COO, Sara Gourlay will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the businesses across five IPAN H+K Strategies offices, including client servicing and retention, business development, practices development, talent development, and operational management.

Shapoorjee commented, “I will also be looking at strategic business initiatives that will expand and enhance our role in the communications industry in India and the South Asian region.”

“India is a magical, intoxicating and absorbing country, and the opportunity to play a role in driving our business forward in that market is compelling,” Gourlay added.

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