Hill + Knowlton Strategies announces Leadership change in India

Kavita Rao named President & CEO – India

India, 5th April 2018: H+K Strategies has announced that Kavita Rao has been named President & CEO – India H+K Strategies, effective immediately.

Commenting on the executive shift, Jack Martin, Global Executive Chairman and CEO, said: “We welcome Kavita Rao, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of Strategic Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Kavita will be working closely with me and my team as she moves our India operation forward.”

“To achieve success in today’s business environment,” Mr. Martin continued, “companies must look beyond traditional sources of insight and advice. At Hill+Knowlton, we believe in the importance of the public; we also understand how to use this powerful platform to leverage our wisdom in clear and actionable ways –  regarding management, finance, law and other core areas of interest to our clients.”

Regarding India, one of the largest and most dynamic communications markets in the world, Mr. Martin said: “We believe that we have the knowledge and the expertise to play a significant role in India, and Kavita is joining us at a very interesting time in terms of our going-forward prospects. In recognition, Kavita will be working directly with me over the next few months to deliver on our shared vision for H+K in India.”

“I also want to acknowledge and personally thank Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller Asia Pacific & Principal/Founder of Genesis Burson-Marsteller, who has played a key role during this transition,” Mr. Martin added. Prema Sagar will continue to serve as an advisor and mentor in India.

This post has been updated since it was first posted

About H+K Strategies
With a 90-year legacy of excellence, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is one of the most respected strategic communications companies in the world. With more than 80 offices on six continents, is it also one of the largest. Core areas of expertise include Crisis Communications, Public Affairs, Corporate Advisory and Research. H+K’s branded service for C-suite clients (“The Fifth Seat”) was pioneered by Global Chairman Jack Martin and underscores our enduring mission: Harnessing the power of the public in today’s uncertain times. H+K is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services companies.

For more information, please visit www.hkstrategies.com

About WPP
WPP is the world leader in communications services. The group provides a comprehensive range of services including advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity; healthcare communications; digital, eCommerce and shopper marketing; and specialist communications. WPP employs over 200,000 people (including associates and investments) across 112 countries.

WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the seventh year running. It was also named, for the sixth consecutive year, the World’s Most Effective Holding Company in the 2017 Effie Index, which recognizes the effectiveness of marketing communications. For more information, please visit www.wpp.com


Media Enquiries:

Kavita.rao@hkstrategies.com, H+K India CEO
Amit.Pahuja@hkstrategies.com, H+K India Director-Finance

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