Madison Media has announced the appointment of Gautam Kiyawat as chief executive officer – Madison Media Group, and he will be based in Mumbai. He replaces Punitha Arumugam who completed her notice period on 30 March. Kiyawat moves in from Research in Motion, where he was heading the company’s APAC marketing operations, and was based in Singapore.
Commenting on the development, Sam Balsara, chairman and managing director, Madison World, said, “I am delighted to have Gautam join us. His cross market experience of managing brands, media companies and a digital startup are all very relevant to the exciting future we see for Madison. I am sure he will add a lot of value to Madison Media clients and bring a fresh new holistic business perspective."
On his new role at Madison, Kiyawat, added, “It is fantastic to be joining an organisation that I have respected immensely as a client for its expertise, its values and for always being guided by doing the right thing. Along with Sam, Sriram and the Madison team I look forward to an exciting time in building on the momentum and taking Madison to greater heights.”
Kiyawat has over 17 years of experience in the media, marketing and communications space having started his career with Procter & Gamble in India followed by stints with Philips, News Corp (Star TV) and AdVerb.