Kumar has had an excellent track record at Maxus India Bangalore Office and was handling key accounts like Titan, Tata Global Beverages, Google India, Wipro Consumer Care, among others
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi |Â December 11, 2015
Ajit Varghese, Regional CEO of Maxus Asia-Pacific, has announced the joining of Kishan Kumar MS as Maxus Vietnam Managing Director. Kumar joins as replacement to Rose Huskey (who has joined the Maxus APAC team as Client Leadership Head for the region).
Kumar has had an excellent track record at Maxus India Bangalore Office and was handling key accounts like Titan, Tata Global Beverages and also leading the Maxus Kerala & Hyderabad operations.
Maxus Vietnam GroupM CEO Jacob Kvist said, âThe Vietnam media industry is evolving very rapidly and is turning into a market that attracts and develops the very best talent both locally and from overseas. This is once again evident both through Roseâs well deserved promotion as Maxus APAC Client Leader and the fact key talents such as Kishan see GroupM and Maxus Vietnam as the obvious next career step. I am very happy Kishan has decided to take on the challenge. His calm and friendly personality, senior leadership skills and established network within Maxus and GroupM organisations will allow him to hit the ground running. Rose and our entire Maxus team have done an outstanding job for our clients these last few years and Iâm confident Kishan is exactly the sort of team player needed to take it to the next level.â
An alumnus of MICA Ahmedabad, Kumar has 12+ years of experience in strategic planning, business development, trading, new media and talent management. In his various roles at Maxus India, he was instrumental in creating business-impacting work for many blue-chip clients like Titan, Britannia, Tata Global Beverages, Google India, Wipro Consumer Care, etc. He was also part of one of the most awarded teams in Maxus with 100+ national and international awards including three Cannes shortlists, two Festival of Media Global Golds, WPP CrĂ¨me de la Creme, Mashable Global, Spikes Asia, Festival of Media Asia, WARC Prize shortlist, Grand Emvies, Goafest and Big Bang.
He has been a part of the Maxus India Management Committee since 2014. He is also a part of the GroupM Aspire training community since 2008.
Kumarâs new role will allow him to work with Jacob Kvist and he will be leading the digital transformation for clients in the market, bringing the power of GroupM capabilities in driving the change in thinking, media product and doing it in the most efficient way. Maxus increasingly is looking at driving âplanning of consumer actionsâ as its central vision by bring the voice of consumer central to its business and meshing together the data and content skills
Commenting on his appointment, Kumar said, âVietnam is a true reflection of todayâs fast changing media and consumer landscape. GroupM has been pioneering change in Vietnam and I couldnât have asked for a better opportunity to start this exciting new innings of my career. Maxus Vietnam has done remarkably well under Roseâs leadership and I look forward to consolidate further and help our clients succeed by leading them into change. While doing so, Iâm equally looking forward to working with my wonderful colleagues at Maxus and GroupM Vietnam.â
Varghese said, âKishan is an excellent candidate to lead this market as he has demonstrated in various previous roles in India. His people skills combined with great passion for building clients business and knowledge of media industry is something that will help us in the next phase of growth in Vietnam. I am happy that we are able to time and again give successful career options within the group for star performers and Kishan certainly meets that criterion.â