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Hungama Digital appoints Surya Narayanan as head of business

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | September 01, 2015
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Prior to Hungama, he was general manager, West Africa, for Squad Digital.

Hungama Digital Services (HDS) has brought on board Surya Narayanan as head of business. Narayanan comes with over 12 years of experience having worked in countries such as India, Indonesia, Kenya and West Africa. Besides digital marketing, he has also worked with creative agencies like JWT and Leo Burnett.

Surya Narayanan

Carlton D'Silva

Announcing Narayanan's appointment, Carlton D'Silva, CEO and CCO, HDS, says, "Surya has made the perfect and successful transition between traditional and digital advertising. Not only does he have a great business mind, but he is an ideas man too. This is quite a rarity, and it is this business and medium knowledge that he will bring to HDS, enabling us to reach greater heights and wins, moving forward."

Narayanan has developed and executed campaigns for leading brands such as McDonald's, Diageo, Standard Chartered Bank, Vodafone, Safari.com, Airtel and AEGON.

"After having worked in various online and offline agencies in India and abroad, over the last 12 years, it's good to be back home. I am very excited to work with the young and dynamic team at HDS. It would be my honour and privilege to work with Carlton and the talented team at HDS. Looking forward to apply the learning of the past decade to this new challenge," says Narayanan.

Prior to HDS, he was general manager, West Africa, for Squad Digital, based in Ghana.

HDS is a digital advertising and promotion marketing agency and part of the WPP worldwide group. It is a full-service digital agency, with capabilities in digital ideation, production, and social media. Over the years, HDS has launched several mobile and digital campaigns for brands, globally. Its clients include Mahindra, Unilever, Tata AIA, HR Johnson, Tata Sky, Godrej and USL, among others.

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