Synovate, the & #BANNER1 & # global market research arm of the Aegis Group, has announced the appointment of Mick Gordon as managing director, India. Gordon is currently head of business services for Synovate in the UK. He will assume his new role from September 2008 after he shifts base to Mumbai.
Gordon will report to Tim Balbirnie, chief executive officer, South Asia. Balbirnie says, "India is a priority market for Synovate and Mick's appointment bolsters an already strong senior management team."
Gordon will bear overall responsibility for the Synovate offices and operations in India. One of the first things he is scheduled to do is develop and implement a five year business plan to optimise Synovate's growth in the market.
In an official communiqué, Gordon says, "I have met the top team of Synovate India and I'm impressed. I'm very much looking forward to working with them to ensure our clients get the highest level of service."
A company spokesperson tells afaqs!, "A number of our global clients are based in India and China. Both these markets are emerging on a very rapid scale and we at Synovate are going to deal excessively with them."
In the absence of a managing director, executive director Parul Minocha has been overseeing the Synovate India business for the last nine months. Minocha will now manage the research segment of the business.