Apple has appointed Nokia’s Ashish Chowdhary as country manager for India. The news was confirmed to afaqs! Reporter by an Apple spokesperson. Previously, Chowdhary was chief customer operations officer (CCOO) at Nokia. He had joined Nokia in 2003 and has handled various international roles ever since. He was also Nokia Networks’ country head - India, from 2003 to 2007. Chowdhary will take charge at Apple in mid-January 2019.
Dabur India has appointed Kapil Ohri as head, digital marketing. Previously, Ohri worked with Arvind Lifestyle Brands as head digital marketing (digital COE). Before working with Arvind Lifestyle Brands, Ohri worked with GroupM as partner and head - digital of GSK India for Mindshare. Prior to that, he worked with OgilvyOne Worldwide as senior planning director (digital marketing).
Havmor Ice Cream
Havmor Ice Cream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate, Lotte Confectionery, has appointed Anindya Dutta as its new managing director. Dutta will be the first MD after Lotte acquired Havmor in Dec 2017. Dutta will be taking forward Lotte’s vision of expanding its business footprint in India. His mission will be to leverage the legacy, the category expertise and brand equity that Havmor enjoys in the ice cream category. He will also aim to rapidly scale up the business towards a national leadership position and to evaluate and build synergistic expansion into adjacent categories.
Kamal K Mishra, former associate vice president and head of marketing, Greenply Industries has rejoined as chief operating officer at Maspar Industries. He is presently based out of New Delhi. Prior to Greenply, Mishra was working at Merino Group as general manager and head of marketing. He has worked with companies such as Crescent Communications and Ideas Creative Services in the past.
Akash Deep Batra has quit as head of brand communication, Corporate Brand and NHW at Nestle. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, Batra started off as a software engineer at tech giant Infosys.
Havas Life Sorento
Havas Group India has appointed Delon Mascarenhas as senior vice president (VP) of Havas Life Sorento - the group’s health and wellness division. In his new role, Mascarenhas will drive business and client service strategy leveraging Havas Group’s integrated capabilities. Mascarenhas’ appointment is effective immediately, and he will be based in Mumbai. Mascarenhas has more than 17 years of experience and joins Havas Life Sorento from BBH India, where he held the position business director.