Tommy Hilfiger appoints Rahul Gambhir India business head

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Marketing | January 16, 2008
Gambhir was country head for Red Bull prior to this. He has also worked with Johnson and Johnson, Standard Chartered Bank and Madura Coats

Rahul Gambhir & #BANNER1 & # has been appointed business head for Tommy Hilfiger India. The brand, which came to India in 2004, is the clothing label of the American designer of the same name. Gambhir was earlier the country head for Red Bull.

"Tommy Hilfiger is a premium and luxury brand and I believe my exposure in the FMCG market with Johnson and Johnson and Red Bull will be put to good use," says Gambhir. On why he moved, he says he felt he had spent enough time at Red Bull, and it was now time to move to the soaring market of apparel and accessories.

Rahul Gambhir
Gambhir was with Red Bull for three years and while there, he handled marketing and sales for the energy drink brand. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Gambhir started his career as senior branch manager at Madura Coats' Chennai office in 1994. After five years with Madura Coats, he moved to Standard Chartered Bank Credit Cards in Pune for a short while. At the end of 1999, Gambhir moved back to Chennai as regional sales manager for Johnson and Johnson, South, and managed the company's consumer business for the four South Indian states.

In 2003, Gambhir moved to Mumbai as general marketing manager for Johnson and Johnson's Mumbai operations. After two years there, he moved to Red Bull.

Tommy Hilfiger, a luxury brand that manufactures apparel, watches, eyewear, inner wear, handbags and accessories, is being marketed in India by the Murjani Group. It has stores in the major cities of the country and plans to expand further in the near future.