Indigo Consulting has announced the appointment of Harshad Hardikar, former SVP, e-commerce and CRM, OgilvyOne India, as its chief operating officer.
Hardikar moves into the newly created position with over 17 years of industry experience. According to an agency statement, he is credited with launching India’s first coalition loyalty programme iMint (now Payback), and has worked with Rediff.com on RediffShopping, in past assignments.
Vikas Tandon, MD, Indigo Consulting, said, “FY 2014 has been a great year for us, we are once again ready to shift to a higher gear. Not only are we seeing great organic growth, our international business as a regional COE for Leo Burnett Asia Pacific is seeing phenomenal traction. From a service bouquet point of view, after establishing our mobile and social practices, we are now investing in e-commerce and CRM capabilities. This is the ideal time for Indigo Consulting to expand its top management and leadership team. Harshad’s blend of expertise in our focus areas, and experience in driving revenues and P&L is exactly what we need to fuel and drive our journey in the next gear. I am very excited to have him on board and look forward to working with him in scaling up the company.”
On the new role, Hardikar said, “I am very happy to become a part of this large family. Indigo already is a company with a great reputation and highly respected for their creative and technology capabilities. What really attracted me in this opportunity is the vision Vikas has, to grow this company further. I am sure with my experience of managing 360-degree digital work, I will be able to contribute to a greater success for this company.”
The agency has also roped in Rimjhim Ray as AVP, strategy and client services, and Hanisha Vaswani, as business head, Delhi. Ray joins from Tata Consultancy Services, where she headed the company’s social media strategy department. Vaswani’s last stint was at Edelman.