Dainik Bhaskar Group’s Kunaal Bhardwaj has joined ABP New Networks as marketing head. At ABP he will look after the marketing initiatives of ABP News Networks and will report to Avinash Pandey, chief operating officer, ABP News Network.
In a recent development, Zee TV has elevated Azmat Jagmag as marketing head. Previously she held the position of vice president marketing at the channel. Jagmag has been with Zee Entertainment Enterprises for more than 12 years and has held various positions within the network.
Housing finance company, DHFL, has appointed Harshil Mehta as joint managing director and chief executive officer. Mehta, says in a press release, “It is a great honour as well as great responsibility to be present on DHFL’s Board alongside other highly respected members.”
Recently, GroupM announced the merger of MEC and Maxus, which will come into effect January 2018 onwards. Tim Castree, Global CEO of MEC and CEO of ‘NewCo’, as this merged entity is being called for now, announced that
Kartik Sharma will be managing director of this entity in India and South Asia, when it launches in January 2018.
Further, Christian Juhl, global CEO of Essence, a digital-first agency that GroupM acquired in November 2015, announced that
T. Gangadhar, current managing director of MEC South Asia, will transition into the role of chairman, Essence, India, and managing director, Essence, North Asia. Gangadhar will report to Kyoko Matsushita, CEO of Essence APAC. He will continue to be based in Mumbai.
Anand Chakravarthy, who has worked as managing partner at Maxus India since 2015, will transition into the role of managing director, Essence India.
Peter MacKenzie has been named managing director of Harley-Davidson India, with immediate effect. He will handle operations in the India market in addition to his current role as managing director of the brand in the Greater China region.