Rediffusion has announced the appointment of Jai Talwar as its chief talent officer. Talwar will be based in Mumbai and oversee the human resources function at both, Rediffusion and Everest.
Talwar was working as a consultant prior to the move.
Sandeep Goyal, managing director, Rediffusion, said, “Jai is a very experienced professional with varied exposure. He brings to Rediffusion his vast canvas of brands and relationships. Jai is one of the most affable and polite professionals in the advertising business. He will guide Rediffusion and Everest’s constant search for bright minds and young sparks. Jai’s varied interests outside advertising – music, poetry, food and more – make for eclectic tastes and this should help him get talent that is more exposed, more curious and more well-rounded."
Talwar said, “Rediffusion’s high standards in HR are epitomised by its founders. Diwan Arun Nanda was the first gold medalist of the first batch of IIM-Ahmedabad. Ajit Balakrishnan was from one of the early batches of IIM-Calcutta and then served for over a decade as its chairman. We have always sought to recruit from the best educational institutions and bring the very best talent in the industry to Rediffusion. My job is to carry the baton forward.”
In a career spanning 30 years, he has also worked with Reader's Digest, Clarion, Zee, Khaleej Times and Smart Media, among others.