PR outfit MSLGROUP has announced the elevation of Amrit Ahuja, head of technology practice in Asia, as MD of 20:20 MSL effective December 2016. Ahuja has been with the company for 20 years.
Another agency veteran (of over 18 years) Viju George has been named MD of Publicis Consultants Asia, also effective December.
Publicis Consultants Asia will operate as an independent agency brand.
An MSLGROUP statement informed that Ahuja and Viju fill roles vacated by MD Chetan Mahajan, who is leaving the firm after 18 years.
Amit Misra, CEO, MSLGROUP India, said, “Amrit and Viju are fantastic colleagues with whom I have had the privilege of working over the past three-odd years. Their knowledge of the industry, market and understanding of our strategic regional and global vision are key assets that our clients value immensely. Under their leadership I see our brands growing from strength to strength.”
He added, “Chetan has been a great partner and colleague. His hardwork and passion to grow the firm’s business in India has been unfaltering. We thank him for his valuable contribution and wish him the very best for his future.”
Glenn Osaki, president, MSLGROUP Asia, said, “2016 has been a banner year for MSLGROUP in Asia, and India has led the way as one of our top performers globally. Amit Misra’s recent appointment as India CEO has galvanised the firm nationally and fulfilled the Publicis Groupe’s vision for the 'Power of One'. Now the promotions of Amrit Ahuja and Viju George as MDs reporting directly to Amit are not only tributes to their immense talent, but also signify our commitment to a multi-brand strategy to serve the diverse needs of our clients and staff in the market.”