Changes in key leadership at LMG

MUMBAI: Lintas Media Group has announced promotions at the Mumbai, Kolkata and Cochin offices. Also, Himank Das, Joydeep Raha and S Muthukumarasamy, who head the Karishma Initiative, LMG Bangalore and Chennai offices respectively, have put in their papers.

Confirming the news to, LMG‘s yet-to-be named brand agency CEO Suresh Balakrishna said, "Yes, the exits of Joydeep, Muthu (Cochi), and Himanks are confirmed. We are in the process of restructuring and as a result some of these were planned exits and some due to some change in HR strategy."

Mahesh Motwani has been promoted to executive vice president of the Kolkatta office and will develop new markets as well while Premjeet Sodhi has taken over as COO at LMG.

Patrick Gomes has been elevated to head of the agency‘s Mumbai business. Having been at LMG for the past one and a half years heading prestigious financial accounts and the Bajaj Group, Gomes has a total of 14 years experience. He was previously with Starcom, Mediacom, TME, Madison.

Dhirendra Singh who has been with LMG since eight years now has been promoted to head of planning for the Mumbai Office. He has been overseeing planning for accounts like UBI, Jyothy Laboratories, Bombay Dyeing etc and now takes on a larger responsibility for the entire office.

Also, Vidya Nandakumar has returned to the agency as head of Cochin office and has taken charge of Manappuram and other businesses. She has come in from Madison, Bangalore and has over 12 years of experience in the industry, handling businesses like Britannia Industries Ltd., ITC Ltd., Hewlett Packard, and Muthoot Finance.

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