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Starcom Mediavest announces senior management changes

By , agencyfaqs! | In Media Planning & Buying | August 06, 2005
The group announced promotions for three key executives in its Indian operations


Starcom Mediavest has announced senior level management changes & #BANNER1 & # in its Indian operations. Ravi Kiran, the erstwhile managing director of India West/South will move up as CEO of Starcom South Asia - which covers India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

D Sriram, CEO, Starcom Asia, says, "While Starcom currently has operations only in India, there is a lot of interest from potential partners in the region and putting Ravi in charge ensures that we have someone to drive our growth across these markets."

"We expect to have operations in Sri Lanka and Pakistan by early 2006 and Ravi will need to provide a centre for training, systems, tools and other resources out of India. Also, there are opportunities which require a unified perspective across all of our resources in India which Ravi will now be in a position to pursue," he adds.

A Starcom release adds, in order to preserve the successful dual management structure, put in place in February 2003, Starcom India will continue to have sub-regions reporting in to Kiran.

To fill up Kiran's place, Anita Nayyar, previously executive director of the Delhi office, moves up as managing director, India - North. Similarly, Manish Porwal, who was general manager earlier, moves up as executive director, India - West.

"I'm particularly pleased that the three individuals we are promoting today have all been with us now for over two years - Ravi in particular has been associated for seven years. Continuity in senior management allows us the opportunity to grow and develop our structure around the same people who have proven their ability to drive success," Sriram concludes.

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