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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

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.

Mas­par In­dus­tries

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.

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