Harit Pant and Sreeneelakandhan join Vizeum as GM, North and South, respectively

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Planning & Buying | October 27, 2009
Vizeum has roped in Harit Pant from Madison Media and Sreeneelakandhan from mediaedge:cia to strengthen it position in the north and south

Vizeum India, which is part of Aegis Media Group, has appointed Harit Pant and EM Sreeneelakandhan (Sreekanth) as general managers for the North and South, respectively. The company, which has been in news for setting up its operation and winning new businesses in quick succession, has bought in the two appointments to strengthen its position in the respective markets.

Pant and Sreekanth, who are already on-board, will report to S Yesudas, managing director, Indian sub-continent.

"As a media agency that believes in a completely different and non-traditional outlook towards clients' marketing issues, we place our bet on young talent with the right passion and relevant experience," says Yesudas, in an official statement.

Pant, who will be based in New Delhi, joins from Madison Media, where he was the account head. During his tenure, the agency won a Media Bronze at Cannes Lions 2009, for the 'Say condom, aloud' campaign for BBC World Service Trust. He has also been part of agencies such as Zenith Optimedia, McCann Erickson and Mindshare during his 10-year career. He is an M.Sc (Mathematics) and MBA (marketing and advertising) from Kumaun University.

Sreekanth, who will be based in Chennai, joins from mediaedge:cia. He started his career with Initiative as a trainee planner. During his 10-year stint, he has worked with Zenith, MPG and Starcom. He is a graduate in Business Management and also possesses a Professional Diploma in Marketing & Sales and a PG Diploma in Advertising & PR.

Vizeum has recently won the Luxor/Parker portfolio and media duties for the leading Italian formal wear brand, Giovani.

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