Cohn & Wolfe, WPP's global communication agency, has appointed
Charlotte Chunawala as CEO of India operations.
agency was launched in India in April this year. It has opened
offices in Mumbai and Delhi to meet growing client needs for
a presence in India.
will be responsible for all operations in India, providing
strategic client counsel, leading new business efforts and
ensuring integration with the agency's offices across the
Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
will report in to Cohn & Wolfe CEO Donna Imperato. She
will be supported by Mumbai head Dolly Tayal and Delhi head
& Wolfe India will be supported by former Unilever India
communications head Irfan Khan, who will serve as chairman
of the board, and Prema Sagar, the PR thought leader in India,
who will sit on the board and serve in a mentoring role as
the agency continues its expansion.
said, "These are dynamic times for development in India
and there is tremendous potential for growth in the region.
I am grateful to have a partner in Charlotte who brings a
deep understanding of these market dynamics, and whose experience
will greatly enhance our ability to serve clients who are
looking for communications support in one of the fastest growing
economies in the world."
Chunawala added, "I am excited to be heading Cohn and
Wolfe's entry into the Indian market. With clients constantly
demanding better brand understanding and brand definition,
who better to work with than Cohn and Wolfe, which is recognised
internationally as a leader in brand strategy."
comes in with over 15 years of global experience in agency
and consultant work in the UK, Europe and South Asia. She
has managed high-profile client programs across key verticals
including consumer, corporate and financial communications
as well as public affairs. Chunawala has also worked with
Good Relations India CEO and Edelman Brussels GM.
& Wolfe is a firm dedicated to creating, building and
protecting corporate brands. Its mission is to support through
a mix of both traditional and unconventional marketing and
public relations techniques designed to build media visibility,
develop customer relationships and drive brand favorability
and sales. Areas of expertise include consumer marketing,
healthcare, IT and B2B communications. The agency has more
than 1,100 employees in over 50 offices across North America,
EMEA, and Asia.