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Sharat Jain named CEO of Dentsu Media Palette

By , agencyfaqs! | In Media Planning & Buying | March 08, 2006
Till recently, Jain was managing director (Asia South) for Teleglobe, Canada


Sharat Jain has been & #BANNER1 & # named CEO of Dentsu Media Palette, Dentsu's yet-to-be launched media entity.

Jain has moved from Teleglobe, Canada, where he was the managing director, Asia South. He was based in New Delhi. Teleglobe is a leading provider of international voice, broadband, data and Internet services.

Confirming the appointment, Sandeep Goyal, chairman, Dentsu India, says, "With his experience and expertise in emerging technologies and their applications in consumer media, Jain will help Dentsu get to the forefront of new media exploitation for our clients."

Goyal says that Jain will essentially look at building the new media entity into a forward looking, technology driven, solutions oriented enterprise. The idea is to bring together the reach of traditional media and combine it with the intimacy of newer emerging media forms.

While at Teleglobe, Jain, an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi, and a BE from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, was responsible for managing the company's business and relationships with major telecom carriers and ISPs in the region.

He was responsible for establishing Teleglobe as the leading international telecom carrier in the region for the last seven years. Amongst his other previous assignments, Jain includes a stint as vice-president, India operations, with the US based Global TeleSystems Group. He has also handled sales at IT Solutions in the areas of visual and OLTP computing and occupied senior management positions at Tata Elxsi (India) Ltd and International Computers Indian Manufacture Limited (ICIM).

Recently, Dentsu appointed Sanjoy Chakraborty COO for the new media initiative from Group M. Rajat Basra and Satish Murthy have also joined Dentsu's ranks in recent months in a run-up to the launch of the new company.

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