Cheil Worldwide SW Asia has announced four new appointments across BTL, creative, digital, and HR.
Ravi Narain joins the agency as executive creative director, Sanjeev Hajela as senior vice president BTL -South West Asian Markets, Vikram Bhardwaj as deputy general manager, interactive and Saswati Sinha as head-human resources.
Commenting on the appointments, Alok Agrawal, chief operating officer, Cheil WW, SW Asia said, “Cheil India is expanding at a rapid pace and as a fully integrated, one -solution agency we offer a great opportunity for growth of talent. With Ravi, Sanjeev, Vikram on board we see more client successes and acquisitions coming our way. Saswati’s joining us also demonstrates the power of brand Cheil even for Human Resource management”.
Narain joins from Emaar MGF where he was vice president – marketing and design. In a career spanning 21 years he has also worked with Contract Advertising, Foote Cone and Belding in Toronto, Grey Advertising and JWT India.
Prior to his move, Hajela was president, retail and wayfinding business at DDB Mudra Group. Hajela's career begun in 1988 with ITC's tobacco division. He followed that with a stint with Brown Forman Beverages Worldwide before moving to LG Chemicals in Korea. In 2001 he joined Primesite.
Bhardwaj moves from ThoughtBuzz India where he was country head. His career begun with Jet Airways in 1998. He then joined IBM before joining WNS and Annik Technology Services. He has also worked with Buzzintown and Veda Informatics.
Sinha joins Cheil from Evalueserve. In a career spanning more than 13 years, Sinha has worked with Cyber Media India, JWT India and Evalueserve along with various consultancy roles.