Keep up with all the key people movements in the brand marketing ecosystem in Storyboard18’s CXO Moves. Here’s a round-up of the executives who are in, out and in-between.
Robert Allen "Bob" Iger
Present: Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger rejoins the entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company as the chief executive officer. Iger replaced Bob Chapek after he came under criticism for the management of the American multinational entertainment conglomerate. As per CNBC, this decision comes 11 months after Iger left the company and days after Chapek spoke on cutting costs at the company, which had been burdened by increasing costs at Disney+, its streaming service.
Present: Managing Director, L'Oréal
L'Oréal has announced the appointment of Aseem Kaushik as managing director for India. He succeeds Amit Jain who has decided to retire this year-end. Jain will continue his association and assume the role of chairman for L’Oréal India to build on key stakeholder relationships in India.
Kaushik has been with L’Oréal for 27 years and held many leadership positions within the Group. He started his career in 1995 in the Consumer Products Division of India to set up and expand field operations. He then took on several leadership roles in the Professional Products Division (PPD) and was instrumental in creating the modern salon industry in India and building a successful sustainable business model with partners.
Most recently, he led international teams in PPD; first in Asia Pacific (APAC) and then in South Asia Pacific Middle East North Africa (SAPMENA) zone, driving an ambitious online and offline transformation agenda for the professional hair industry of the future.
Previous: Vice President - EMEA, Twitter
Present: Head - Advertising Sales, Twitter
Chris Riedy has recently filled in the shoes of Robin Wheeler as the head of advertising sales at the microblogging platform Twitter. Riedy has 25 years of experience across sales, business development and marketing, and he has worked across Research Magazine, Looksmart, Nextag, iWin, PhotoVoo! and Wikia.
Previous: Co-lead, Series Marketing, Netflix
Present: Not known
Tara Kapur who held the position of co-lead, series marketing at Netflix India, has stepped down from her post. Armed with an experience of more than a decade, Kapur has worked across Bloomberg TV India, Times Network, Supari Studios, Vitamin Stree and Vice Media.
Previous: Lead - Social Media, Associate Director, MX Player
Present: Marketing Director - Voot Select, Viacom18
Mitali Laungani has been appointed as the marketing director for Voot Select, a leading Indian streamer. Laungani has over a decade of experience and has worked across Equus Red Cell, Publicis Groupe and Chernin Asia Media.
Previous: VP, Head of Marketing & Programming, National Geographic Channel
Present: Chief Business Officer, Fuel Content India
Pawan Soni has been appointed by FCB India’s content production arm Fuel Content India as the chief business officer. His responsibilities will include leading the FCB Group India’s content production business and developing capabilities to offer full-funnel content solutions to their clients. Soni has an experience of 16 years and has worked across Promodome Communications, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Fox International Channels, FOX Networks Group Asia and is the founder of media production house ThumbThamba.
Previous: Creative Director, Gucci
Alessandro Michele who served as the creative director at Italian fashion house Gucci has stepped down from his position after seven years. As of now, there is no announcement on who would succeed Michele.
Previous: Associate Director, Tata Consumer Products
Present: Vice President - Integrated Solutions, Schbang
Marketing Solutions agency Schbang has appointed Jennifer Chhor as the vice president - integrated solutions. In her new role, Chhor will help grow the digital media and marketing business at the agency’s headquarters. Chhor has an experience of over a decade and has worked across FoxyMoron and Godrej Consumer Products Limited.
Previous: Group Creative Director, Grey Group
Present: Content Lead, Wondrlab
Marketing agency Wondrlab has appointed Bhavesh Kosambia as the content lead. In his new role, Kosambia will report to CCO and co-founder of the agency Amit Akali and will also lead a set of accounts and talent. Kosambia has an experience of 15 years and he has worked across Grey Group. He is also an ad films writer and director.
Previous: Head - Digital, Havas Media
Present: Partner and Chief Growth Officer, Creative Factor
Business consulting and communications firm Creative Factor has appointed Ranjoy Dey as the chief growth officer. In his new role, Dey will expand its business consulting and digital portfolio for the firm’s domestic and global clientele. Dey has an experience of more than two decades and he has worked across Solutions Integrated Marketing Services, Kaplan - eMind India, Infopro India, LIQVID eLearning Services, Digitas India - a Publicis Groupe Company and TO THE NEW - Ignitee Digital Services.
Previous: Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rakuten India
Present: Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Rakuten SixthSense
Amit Srivastava has been appointed as the vice president of sales and marketing at Rakuten SixthSense, a B2B technology products business Rakuten SixthSense, which is developed under Rakuten India, the global product and innovation centre of Japan-based Rakuten Group. In his new role, Srivastava will lead all sales and marketing efforts for SixthSense’s holistic software product portfolio purpose-built to deliver speedier innovation and operational efficiency across the business ecosystem. Srivastava has an experience of more than two decades and he has worked across NIIT Limited, KAT Consulting, New Horizons India, COLT Telecom, Fujitsu India, Dell India, CA Technologies and AppDynamics.
Previous: Business Head - Social, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality
Present: Chief Executive Officer, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality
Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality has elevated Mayank Bhatt to the position of chief executive officer. In his new role, Bhatt will lead the charge to grow Impresario to a Rs 1,000 crore company in the next three years. Bhatt has an experience of 14 years and has worked across Blue Frog Media and Diageo.
Tarandeep Singh Seckon
Previous: Marketing Director, KidZania India
Present: Chief Business Officer, Bounce Inc
Bounce Inc has appointed Tarandeep Singh Seckon as the chief business officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for sales, marketing and strategic development. Seckon has an experience of 16 years and he has worked across Fame India and EsselWorld Leisure Private Limited.
Previous: Head Of Marketing, dhani
Present: Head of Brand and Marketing, Credilio
Fintech startup Credilio has appointed Ankit Banga as the head of brand and marketing. Banga has an experience of 14 years and has worked across Future Group India, Meru Mobility Tech, and Indiabulls Housing Finance.
Compiled By Kashmeera Sambamurthy