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.
Previous: chief product officer, YouTube
Present: chief executive officer, YouTube
Neal Mohan has replaced Susan Wojcicki as the chief executive officer. At present, he is the chief product officer and has looked after YouTube products, user experience, trust and safety on a global level. He has managed creation and enforcement of platform policies, and has been accountable for overall business success and growth of YouTube.
Mohan is armed with an experience of more than two decades and has worked across Accenture, DoubleClick, Microsoft, MMA Global, Google, 23andMe and Stitch Fix.
Previous: director of product management, Google
Present: country manager - India and South Asia, Riot Games
Video game developer Riot Games has appointed Arun Rajappa as the country manager for India and South Asia region. Rajappa will be taking charge of business development in the respective markets. This will include leading and hiring for a team to curate hyperlocal activities and develop immersive player experiences for Riot Games' growing pool of players across various titles, esports, and entertainment.
Rajappa has an experience of more than two decades and has worked across Wipro Technologies, Velankani Information Systems, Microsoft and Twyst.in.
Previous: brand manager, Parag Milk Foods
Present: head of marketing, Parag Milk Foods
Cheese manufacturing company Parag Milk Foods has promoted Tushar Nerkar to the position of the head of marketing. Nerkar is armed with an experience of more than a decade and has worked across Jet Airways, and Havmor Ice Cream.
Previous: head - marketing operations, Nexus Malls
Present: chief marketing officer, KidZania India
Global indoor entertainment and learning centre KidZania India has appointed Rahul Dhamdhere as the chief marketing officer. In his new role, he will lead strategic industry partnerships and alliances, group sales and the marketing departments.
Dhamdhere is armed with an experience of two decades and has worked across Egana India, DDB Mudra, HCC, Inorbit Malls, L&T Realty and Piramal Realty.
Previous: director marketing - India and South East Asia, Truecaller
Manan Shah has stepped down from his position at Truecaller, a smartphone application company. As per his LinkedIn profile, his current update shows self-employed angel investor and marketing investor.
Shah has an experience of more than a decade and has worked across Rediffusion Y&R, Euro RSCG India, Leo Burnett, Havas Worldwide, Cheil India and Contract India.
Previous: partner solutions manager, Meta
Present: head of growth and marketing, Coffeee.io
Tech recruitment startup Coffeee.io has onboarded Hitesh Sachdeva as the head of growth and marketing. Sachdeva has an experience of more than a decade and has worked across The Smart Cube, Alshaya Group, Uber and Paytm.
Previous: chief strategy officer, Havas Group India
Present: chief growth officer, Cheil India
Communications solutions agency Cheil India has appointed Neeraj Bassi as the chief growth officer. The agency said that he will lead Cheil India’s business growth by adding to the roster of new clients and help in delivering work that builds on the agency's capabilities in creative, media, data, activation, and retail.
Bassi has an experience of more than two decades and has worked across IMRB, TNS NFO, Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, Coffee&Chocolate and Publicis.
Previous: executive director & MD NU 3.0, TBWA\Worldwide
Present: head of business - Samsung, Cheil Worldwide
Advertising agency company Cheil Worldwide has appointed Srijib Mallik as Samsung’s head of business. In his new role, Mallik will be responsible for managing the Samsung business and foster deeper engagement with them across functions.
Mallik has an experience of two decades and has worked across JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Groupe, Wieden + Kennedy, Rediffusion DY&R, Bates 141, Bates CHI & Partners and Creativeland Asia etc.
Previous: creative strategy director, FCB Interface
Present: vice president - strategic planning, BBH India
Advertising agency BBH India has appointed Ashutosh Jaiswal as the vice president - strategic planning. In his new role, he will continue to elevate brand strategy at the agency through a keen understanding of consumer needs and driving growth through new business.
Jaiswal has an experience of more than a decade and has worked across ICICI Bank, WDS Online, Infectious Advertising, Denstu Webchutney and Flying Cursor Interactive.
Previous: executive creative director, Grey Group
Present: executive creative director, Ogilvy
Advertising company Ogilvy has roped in Juneston Mathana as the executive creative director. He has an experience of 18 years and has worked across Tempest, DDB Mudra Group, Leo Burnett and McCann Worldgroup.
Previous: vice president, Lowe Lintas
Varghese John stepped down as the vice president from Lowe Lintas, the creative agency of MullenLowe Lintas Group. He announced his departure via LinkedIn. He stated in the post, “On a break for a bit, before I take on a new adventure.”
John has an experience of more than two decades and has worked across Fountainhead, Rubecon Communications and Lowe Lintas and Partners.
Ashish Satish Naik and Ankit Sethi
Previous: director agency business, OLX Advertising, and regional business head, ShareChat, respectively
Present: senior business director, west and south, and business director, north, iCubesWire, respectively
Digital marketing agency iCubesWire has hired Ashish Satish Naik and Ankit Sethi. In this new role, Naik will be responsible for expanding iCubesWire’s business in these regions, identifying new opportunities and building strong relationships with key clients.
Naik is armed with an experience of more than a decade and has worked across Times Internet and Network18.
Sethi has an experience of 15 years and has worked across Wipro, Reliance Broadcast Network, Wisden Cricinfo, Brandscape Fashion and Paytm.
(Image source: LinkedIn)
(Compiled by Kashmeera Sambamurthy)