WPP's Cohn & Wolfe appoints Charlotte Chunawala as India CEO

Mumbai: Cohn & Wolfe, WPP‘s global communication agency, has appointed Charlotte Chunawala as CEO of India operations.

The 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.

Chunawala 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.

She will report in to Cohn & Wolfe CEO Donna Imperato. She will be supported by Mumbai head Dolly Tayal and Delhi head Piyal Banerjee.

Cohn & 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.

Imperato 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."

Chunawala 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.

Cohn & 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.

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