Last updated : September 25, 2014 04:04 PM
Cheil Worldwide SW Asia (Cheil India) has appointed Rahul Nanda as senior vice president " new business, digital. Nanda, moves from digital agency Webchutney where he was partner & president, until its sale to Dentsu India.
Confirming the appointment, Hari Krishnan, COO, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia says, "Cheil India is growing exponentially and with digital being a key quotient for new business acquisition, Rahul's coming on board reflects this momentum. I am positive that his entrepreneurial genius will work in furthering our digitally-integrated vision."
"With the scale and skill of our digital offering today, I believe, we are rightly positioned to aggressively take our proposition to a much wider audience base. And we needed someone of the stature and pedigree of Rahul to fulfill that agenda," notes Rajesh Bhatia, SVP & head Digital, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia.
Commenting on his joining, Nanda says, "I find this new role to be about future-proofing the agency and creating a truly 'digitally-integrated' agency." Nanda started his career with the National Informatics Centre as a Management Analyst, during the early Internet days in India. He then joined Avaya GlobalConnect as Head of eBusiness and looked after the India, APAC & Australia operations.
As partner & president of Webchutney, he handled a variety of responsibilities. These included finance, HR, administration, IT, client servicing and business development. He worked with major clients like Airtel, Barclays and HP. Prior to the Dentsu sell-off, he started the agency's mobile initiative focusing on mobile apps and games and VAS content.
Aside of his work schedule, Nanda is a guest lecturer at business schools such as ISB, 9.9 SoC, FMCC, Amity and LBSIM. He has also been a presenter and panelist at numerous digital media conferences and forums like iMedia, TiE, E4M, Google, Gov2.in events. He has also been a Mentor at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), an IIM Ahmedabad initiative.