Starcom's Porwal promoted to MD India-West & South

MUMBAI: Close on the heels of Ravi Kiran's promotion to CEO - diversified services for the Asian region, Starcom MediaVest Group has announced that current executive director, India-West Manish Porwal will now assume the responsibility of managing director, India-West and South, effective from 1 January 2007.

Said Kiran, "Manish has been with us for over three years, during which period he has contributed immensely to the stability of our team, to our product and to client delight. He was instrumental in the setting up of our Chennai office last year and to the robust growth of our Mumbai office. He is also one of our biggest advocates of holistic communications, an area, where we are pinning our future on.

As we prepare for what looks like a roaring 2007, it is only natural that he takes additional responsibility of our South India operations, gives our businesses there a new impetus and moves our clients to a new level of delight."

In his new role, Porwal will provide guidance and support to Indranil Datta, who heads Starcom Bangalore as executive director and Narendra Alambara, general manager of Starcom Chennai. He will be the overall revenue head for all three offices of Starcom Worldwide in the West and South of India - Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, informs an official release.

Porwal added, "It is a great responsibility and I am truly excited about taking it up. I love Starcom more than any other place I have worked in and it is an honour to be entrusted with such a large role by the organization. I daresay, we have some of the smartest young people in the business with us and I have always had fun working with them. I hope to be able to support our teams in Bangalore and Chennai, to the best of my abilities, in continuing the great work they are already doing."

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