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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.

Zee TV

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.

Har­ley-David­son 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.

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