Mindshare India has announced the appointment of John Thankamony as head – programmatic. Thankamony assumed his role on 22 August 2016. He joined from Amnet, a part of Dentsu Aegis Network.
At Mindshare, this newly created role includes the development of FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Teams), a solution for clients to harness the 'power of data'. Based in Mumbai, Thankamony, will also be involved with the Bengaluru and Gurugram offices. He reports to Vinod Thadani, chief digital officer, South Asia, Mindshare.
Thadani said, “We are excited to welcome John Thankamony to the Mindshare family. He will be focusing on leading our existing programmatic offering and developing the programmatic adoption across our client portfolio. We are sure his wealth of knowledge on the technology side, and his ability to interpret strategy into the real time solution and execution will bring in larger value for our clients. His vast experience in spear heading business teams and developing product portfolio plans will bring in greater advantage in his new role. We wish him all the best.”
Thankamony said, "It's very exciting to be at Mindshare. I have seen some phenomenal work being done from the India office and it is great to be a part of this team. The emphasis given by Mindshare to data and audiences is refreshing. India is at a defining moment in its internet journey with a lot of new digital entities cropping up in the market. The opportunity for clients to have engaged and informed conversations with their customers has never been this great.””
He has also worked with CtrlShift, Google, Crisil and Necta Technology in past assignments.