has roped in Radhesh Uchil as general manager for its West and South India operations. Besides the regular function of handling the Mumbai and Southern India operations, Uchil's mandate will be to uplift the agency's talent and take it to the next level. The development has been confirmed by PV Narayanmoorthy, managing director, Carat India.
Narayanmoorthy says, "Radhesh's knowledge in media is not restricted only to India, and he has rich experience of working in the West Asia market. At the time, the media industry is increasingly becoming global, so his expertise and knowledge will be crucial as Carat gears up for the next phase of development."
"His experience, grit, determination and never-say-die attitude make me excited to have him on board as a senior colleague," adds Narayanmoorthy.
Uchil is a senior media professional with over 17 years of experience in the media industry; he has worked for diverse markets such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Iraq, West Asia and, of course, India. Working with these various international networks as well as large local agencies has helped him obtain well-rounded experience in handling a variety of business models.
Prior to joining Carat, Uchil was senior vice-president and chief operating officer with Bates PanGulf Group in Dubai. Immediately before that, he was media director and area manager at Fortune Promseven/Universal Media 7, Dubai. Uchil holds a BSc in statistics from Mumbai University. He is married and has two children.
Richard Halmarick, chief executive officer, Aegis Media Asia South, and acting chief executive officer, Carat India, says, "Radhesh's professionalism and positive attitude are his key strengths. This is really refreshing in a market where most people are looking out for safe options."
Uchil says, "Carat is a brand that has always fascinated me - it is the only true independent media agency and has built its reputation globally as a company that is media-driven. I look forward to furthering my learning process on its proprietary tools and processes."
"The company is in an aggressive mode in India at the moment, and that makes this an opportune time to be a part of its rise. I believe I will be able to positively contribute to the company's growth in India and it will be a mutually beneficial relationship," he adds.