R K Swamy Hansa, a marketing services group, has appointed Rajeev Newar as Group Chief Finance Officer. In this role, he will oversee the finance functions of R K Swamy BBDO, Hansa Research Group, Hansa Customer Equity, Hansa Medcell and Hansa Vision. He will work in close partnership with the leaders in every operation to bring about efficiencies in the finance function at each company level and the aggregate level.
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Shekar Swamy, Group CEO, said, “R K Swamy Hansa is driving for operational consolidation, even as it retains the independence of its functional disciplines and client focus. The appointment of Rajeev Newar is a step in this direction.”
Newar has built a broad-based career over three decades with Tata, Birla and K Raheja Corp. His senior leadership roles in finance and strategy have been across multiple sectors. He is a qualified CA and CS and holds certifications from IIM-A, ISB, Cornell, Stanford and Michigan.
“This is an amazingly entrepreneurial group with successful businesses in advertising, research, data analytics, medical education and other allied marketing disciplines. I am excited to be a part of the next phase of strong growth that has been planned,” said Newar.
Newar has successfully led balance sheet turnaround strategies, stakeholder and investor relationships. He is an active participant at various CXO events and industry forums.
Apart from work, Newar is passionate about music, travel, chess and movies. Newar is married and has a son.