Synovate elevates Robert Philpott to replace Adrian Chedore as global CEO

MUMBAI: Synovate (formerly Aegis Research), the Aegis-owned international market research company, has elevated Robert Philpott to global chief executive officer. Philpott will replace Adrian Chedore who has been in the post since 2001.

Chedore will retire on 1 September. However, he will continue on the Aegis board of directors till 2009-end and will also consult on specific projects for Aegis and Synovate.

Says Chedore, "It‘s been an incredible eight years. It‘s hard to believe that the Synovate name is only six years old. I think we can all be very proud of the growth and success we have achieved. I think it‘s fair to say we‘ve arrived and I can‘t think of a better, more capable leader than Robert to lead the company into its next phase."

In his new role, Philpott will be responsible for overseeing the company‘s business unit profitability, business systems and processes, and quality control.

Prior to this, Philpott was Synovate chief operating officer. He is also a key member of the executive team that sets corporate strategy for the research company.

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