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MPG India announces senior level promotion and appointment

Elevates Mohit Joshi to Managing Partner, Appoints Gautam Rajagopal as VP investments for West India.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 6, 2011

MPG India, the flagship brand of Havas Media, has announced the promotion of Mohit Joshi to the role of Managing Partner for India. He was promoted last month. The agency has also appointed Gautam Rajagopal as Vice President of Investments for West India.

Mohit joined MPG India to handle the Reckitt Benckiser business in 2007 and was later promoted to the role of Executive Director of Delhi operations. During his years with the agency, Mohit has played an important part in enhancing the profile of agency through new business growth, client relationships and enhanced offerings and capabilities. He has played a key role in the acquisition of clients like MTS, Hyundai, Clarks, M3M, Tulip etc. The Delhi operations have seen a steep growth under his leadership.

With 15+ years of experience Mohit has a strong grounding in strategic planning and AOR management. He started his career with Mindshare (erstwhile HTA) and has worked with Universal McCann and Zenith Optimedia.  Some of the accounts he has worked on include GSK, Pepsi, Dabur, Hero Honda, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser and Hyundai.

Commenting on Mohits promotion, Anita Nayyar, CEO of MPG India and South Asia said, “I have worked closely with Mohit for more than four years now and am constantly touched by his commitment and attitude towards clients and the brands. Mohit epitomizes everything the MPG brand stands for – cutting edge client servicing, solid strategic offering and focus on delivering value. It obviously gives me great pleasure to announce his well-deserved promotion.”

Additionally MPG has appointed Gautam Rajgopal as Vice-President of Investments for West India. Gautam will report in to Kunal Jamuar, the newly appointed head of MPG’s West India operations.

Gautam has 16 years of experience in Broadcast Investment having worked in senior roles at agencies including OMS (a division of Mudra), Starcom and Carat. He was most recently the Vice- President of Media Services at Beehive Communications.

He has strong track record in managing media buying divisions and project management. His stint at Starcom and OMS has seen him winning internal awards for increasing buying efficiencies and innovations and achieving financial targets. His career has seen him working across multiple categories for brands like HDFC Bank, Asian Paints, Parle, Bisleri, P&G, Heinz, Skoda, Bajaj and Cadbury.

“Mohit’s promotion and the appointment of Kunal and Gautam in our Mumbai office underline the new momentum at MPG India. We have aggressive plans for the year and with the capable team at the helm, we are looking at the fruition of these plans,” added Anita Nayyar.

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