Replaces Harish Bhat, who has been transferred to Tata Teleservices Limited as President, marketing
The world of Titan is undergoing a few changes. C K Venkataraman, who is presently the head of Titan SBU of Titan Industry's time products division, will now take over as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Harish Bhat, who is the current COO, has been transferred to Tata Teleservices Limited as President, marketing with effect from January 17, 2005.
Venkataraman, a post graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, joined the company in 1990 as advertising manager and progressed to divisional manager in 1997, general manager-marketing in 2000 and became the business head-Titan brand in 2003.
He has been a key contributor to brand Titan's success, skillfully steering it through very challenging times as the Indian market opened itself up to global watch brands.
Titan has been in news in the recent past for winning awards at six different design categories at the NID-BusinessWorld Awards - 2004.
Titan Watches and Tanishq Jewellery stole the limelight by walking away with a total of six accreditations at the awards ceremony, which saw some of India's top-notch brands vying for the prized distinction.
Michael Foley, head of design at Titan, received the 'Designer of the Year' award for his creativity and design expertise. Titan's Edge watch designed by him was adjudged the 'Best Accessory Design' in the 'Lifestyle' category.
The 'Best Accessory Design' in the 'Jewellery' category went to Tanishq's Aamra designed by Pallavi Dudeja Foley of Tanishq Design Studio.
Talisman, the outdoor clock by Sandeep Menon, the member of Titan design team, was the privileged finalist for ‘Best Public Furniture Award’ category while Deep Stambha by Abhijit Bansod qualified as finalists for the 'Best Lighting Design'.
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