Global Team Ford's Hari Krishnan moves to Cheil Worldwide

By Ashwini Gangal , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Advertising | November 29, 2012
According to industry sources, Krishnan will replace Cheil's former COO Alok Agrawal.

It is learnt that Hari Krishnan, head, WPP Global Team Ford, is headed to Cheil Worldwide.

Hari Krishnan

While his exact designation is not known at the moment, sources claim his move to Cheil is an effort to fill the position left vacant by Alok Agrawal, former chief operating officer of Cheil Worldwide SW Asia, who recently quit the agency to join Zee News as chief executive officer.

Krishnan remained unavailable for any comment on the issue at the time of filing this report. However, highly placed sources in the industry have confirmed the news to afaqs!.

Since January 2011, Krishnan has led the India office of WPP's Global Team Ford. He is based in Gurgaon. At Global Team Ford, his mandate was to integrate delivery of three communication agencies, namely JWT, Mindshare and Wunderman, to service Ford India.

Krishnan brings to the table about 20 years of experience. He began his advertising career in the early 1990s and has, since, worked with several leading agencies including TBWA, Bates, Ogilvy, Grey and JWT. The major brands he has worked on so far are Ford, the entire Pepsi portfolio, Samsung, Nokia and Wrigley India.

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