Edelman India has announced the elevation of Rakesh Thukral as managing director. Prior to this, he was CCO at the agency. He will report to Robert Holdheim, CEO, South Asia, Middle East & Africa (SAMEA).
Holdheim said, “Rakesh is well-positioned to drive Edelman India into its next phase of business growth. He is a talented, seasoned leader and has a strong team to support him. It gives me tremendous pleasure to hand over the baton to Rakesh, at a time when we are at the cusp of exploring a dynamic new world of communications. I am confident that under Rakesh’s leadership, we will scale new heights and achieve new milestones for our teams, our clients and our business.”
Thukral had joined Edelman in 2010. He has also worked with Ipan and Comma Consulting.
On his elevation, he said, “Being part of Edelman India’s leadership team has been a very enriching experience and I am humbled by the trust that the team has placed in me as I take over this new role,” said Thukral. “In the last few years, Edelman has established a remarkable footprint in India and created a new benchmark in the PR consulting business. I look forward to working with our leadership team to leverage the scale, expertise and the new thinking to drive success for our clients and our business.”