Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has announced the appointment of Hanley King as chairman, SMG India.
King will report to John Sheehy, president, global pperations and will be based in Mumbai. As chairman of SMG India, King will be focused on key client relationships, new business and commercial operations for the agency. King moves from Singapore where he was the global client lead for SMG.
Mallikarjun Das CR, CEO, SMG India, and Vishal Sampat, CEO SMG Convonix, will report to King and will continue to lead daily operations for their respective organisations.
On the appointment, Sheehy said, "Hanley is a consummate professional with a proven track record of delivering results across our globally networked clients. Our recent acquisition of Convonix and our robust digital and analytics practice prove that our operations in India are among our most future-focused. I look to Hanley to work hand in hand with Malli and Vishal to continue to build upon our momentum in India.”
Prior to joining SMG, King was CEE president, Universal McCann. He has also worked with UM in the Czech Republic.
Noting that India was a ‘fascinating, fast-paced and constantly evolving market’ King said, "And that's why it's such an honor to be joining SMG India and working with Malli and Vishal - a team that is so relentlessly focused on the future."