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Realm Media expands base in South; announces key appointments

Appoints Ovez Khan to establish and manage the South Zonal Office along with National Business Development.

Realm Media expands base in South; announces key appointments

Appoints Ovez Khan to establish and manage the South Zonal Office along with National Business Development.

Neha Saraiya | Delhi | August 5, 2011

Realm Media Solutions Private Limited has made key appointments to strengthen and expand its base in the South Zone. Realm has appointed Ovez Khan as the Group Vice President. Ovez will be responsible for establishing and managing the South Zonal Office for the company. Additionally, he will be responsible for National Business Development for Realm OOH, Realm Retail and the Realm BTPS business. Realm is well on its way to become a true 360 degree solution provider to clients with penetration running deep into more than 1500 towns across India.

For the record, south zone has been one of the key regions for Realm and they have executed multiple campaigns over the past 16 months for brands like DHFL, Platinum, JSW Group, JSPL, Max Bupa, GKB Opticals etc.

Yuvraj Agarwal, Founder Director & CEO, Realm Media Solutions says, “The past year has been a great year at Realm. We saw a dream and are well on our way to make it real. In just over a year, Realm has expanded into various domains apart from OOH. Today Realm has a full fledged Retail and BTP Solutions business that is working for many blue chip clients. With his vast experience, I am sure Ovez will add tremendously to the group bandwidth of providing innovative, cost effective accountable solutions to brands. We welcome him and the entire team on board.”

Commenting on his move, Khan says, "Change is a very pleasant constant. Realm Media is a place where talent is appreciated and groomed for future leadership, not only within the group, but the entire industry. My new role will be to evolve Realm Media business to the next level. I am looking forward to bringing a better interactive edge to the brand engineering space in the future."

Ovez will be assisted by a team of around 14 people, based out of the company offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad. The company has also appointed Timothy Rajkumar for managing the Realm BTPS business - South who comes in from Dun & Bradstreet,  Ajay Gursahani – Realm BTPS Operations South, who comes in from Percept OOH and Satish G – Realm Retail & Innovation – South, who comes in from Billboards India.

With this move, the Billboards India team set up by Ovez will become part of the Realm Retail business. Realm Retail will continue to provide eye catching innovative OOH solutions and ideas to brands, agencies and other OOH Media Solution providers.

Khan has over 14 years of professional experience spanning advertising, Brand Management, Marketing, OOH advertising, Sales and acquisitions, he holds a PGDMS degree from NIS (National Institute Sales), Mumbai. He started his career with Standard Chartered as a sales manager, and worked there for over four years. Subsequently, he joined ABN AMRO as a business manager; later, he moved to Captions Today India as head, marketing. In 2008, he moved to Mudra's out-of-home arm, Primesite where he worked close to two years, Posterscope Worldwide, Percept OOH where he led and oversaw a large number of accounts for the company & was M-I-C at Billboards India a specialized OOH unit, one-touch point for media owners, mainline, outdoor agencies & brands, the 'ad production unit' equivalent of the outdoor industry.

Khan has worked on various brands including Levi's, Denizen, Aircel, Future Group, Indus League, Kingfisher, Louis Vuitton, Bharthi Axa, Air France, Arvind Mills, Arvind Ltd, Toyota, Nissan, Denizen, Tanishq, Kohler Power- Bathroom Fittings & Sony Pix.

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