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Rediffusion Mumbai appoints Venugopal Chandrasekhar as business head

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Advertising | July 07, 2011
His last assignment was with Bates 141, where he worked for around five years.

Rediffusion-Y&R's Mumbai office has brought on board Venugopal Chandrasekhar as business head. He moves in from Bates 141, where he served in the capacity of vice-president, account management. Chandrasekhar was with Bates since 2006.

At Bates 141, Chandrasekhar had been actively working on AIG Corporate, Tata AIG Life Insurance, and AIG Mutual Funds. He also handled Colgate and led the team on the Unilever brand, Ayush.

Commenting on his appointment, Chandrasekhar conveys in an official communiqué, "The thought of being a part of the next stage of consolidation and growth of an iconic agency like Rediffusion-Y&R truly excites me. There is a whole bunch of extremely talented guys out there, hungry to do sparkling work on some fascinating brands."

Chandrasekhar further adds that it was the lure of heading a business unit which bears a combination of experienced, as well as young talent that motivated him to come on board.

In a career span of 19 years, Chandrasekhar has worked at agencies such as Contract Advertising (1992-2004) and Brand David (2005-2006). Between 2004 and 2005, he was with UTV Software.

Neville Medhora, vice-president, Rediffusion Mumbai, says, "Chandrasekhar has handled a varied set of clients and brings a lot of experience to the table. He has exceptional strategic and relationship skills, and I look towards him to deliver that across clients and within the agency."

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