Kinetic India has elevated Raju Markandeya to the position of chief operating office. Prior to this, he was head – trading and buying.
The position was left vacant in September 2015, following the exit of Amit Sarkar to launch his own venture Nomad.
Rachana Lokhande, who came on board in April this year as director of trading and operations, moves into Markandeya's role.
All department heads will report into Markandeya.
Markandeya, who has been with the agency for over six years, said, “Kinetic being the leading agency believes in transparent way of managing the business and adding value to the client spends. We are aiming to set higher standards for the industry under the dynamic leadership of Suresh Balakrishna. I take this opportunity to thank all our media partners who extended full support to Kinetic.”
The agency also announced the elevation of Adil Khan as head for the Northern region. Khan was previously designated GM for the region. He will oversee all North markets except Uttar Pradesh.
Suresh Balakrishna, CEO, Kinetic India and South Asia, said, “Both Raju and Adil have been pillars of Kinetic over the last few years. These are extremely well-deserved elevations for both of them, and I am sure that Kinetic will grow from strength to strength under their leadership.”