Good Relations India (GRI),a PR and corporate communications consultancy, has promoted Deepak Kanulkar from his current role of chief operating officer to chief executive officer, Good Relations India. Along with this, GRI has promoted Jhon Arokiasamy to fill the vacant chief operating officer role.
Kanulkar joined Good Relations in October 2007. He held the post the COO post for close to two years. In his new role, he will be focussing on the growth of the consultancy in India, West Asia and Sri Lanka. Kanulkar will also lead the consultancy’s new division – Public Affairs Consulting – which now has a dedicated team of experts and senior advisors. Arokiasamy who has spent over 5 years with GRI will lead the consultancy’s national business strategy and client servicing operations across all the branches. He has worked on client mandates that include Ashok Leyland, Apollo Hospitals, Henkel, TVS Electronics, Helios & Matheson and One North East amongst others.
On the duo's elevation, Tony Good, executive chairman of GRI said, “Both Deepak and Jhon have demonstrated high level of professionalism and commitment to GRI and their outstanding work, not only with clients, but also with the team, have paid dividends. GRI is strongly positioned to be the strategic business partner for our clients – continually adding value to their business. We offer both Deepak and Jhon our sincere congratulations on their new and well deserved appointments.”
Commenting on his new role, Kanulkar said, “My journey with GRI has been both challenging as well as exciting. Jhon and I, along with the support of our highly talented and motivated team look forward to taking GRI to a different height altogether."