Starcom MediaVest Group has promoted Sriram Sharma to the role of vice president, Starcom MediaVest Group, South India. He will take over as the head of the Chennai operations in addition to the Bangalore office, and will continue reporting to Mallikarjunadas CR, chief executive officer, SMG India. Naresh Alambara, who used to head the Chennai office, had moved out recently to join Daily Thanthi.
In another senior management appointment GV Sudha has been appointed as business director, Starcom and VivaKi Exchange, Chennai. She will lead all businesses in Chennai and will report to Sriram Sharma. Sudha comes to SMG after a two year stint with Madison. She has 14 years of experience in media and has worked with organisations like Lodestar UM, Ogilvy & Mather and Lintas.
Confirming the appointments, Mallikarjunadas said, “We are delighted to announce that Sriram Sharma has been appointed the vice president for South. His track record with us speaks volumes of his talent and capabilities. We are sure he will lead the southern offices successfully. As for Sudha, we are extremely happy to welcome her to the SMG family. Her experience in media will surely accelerate the growth of SMG in Chennai.”
Commenting on the appointment, Sharma said, “I am thrilled and honoured to be given this opportunity to lead SMG in the South. My experience till now has been fabulous and I look forward to the new responsibilities."