Hari Krishnan appointed Chief Operations Officer for Cheil Worldwide SW Asia

Hari Krishnan- COO Cheil WW SW Asia.jpgCheil Worldwide SW Asia has appointed Hari Krishnan as Chief Operating Officer and will lead Cheil Worldwide SW Asia's growth agenda. Commencing in January, he will build on the agency's rapidly evolving track record for delivering diverse communications solutions.
 
Krishnan previously headed WPP Global Team Ford (a consortium of JWT, Mindshare and Wunderman) where he set up the first co-located office of three different specialist agencies for WPP in the Asia-Pacific Region. Krishnan is a well-known advertising and communications figure with a career spanning over two decades where he has held senior leadership roles with JWT India, Grey Worldwide and Bates India, among others.
 
John Koo, President & Head of Regional HQ, SW Asia said, " We are delighted to have Hari take charge as the COO for the region. He has a proven track record in developing corporate strategy while managing on-going operations. His strength in building teams and people development is a perfect fit for Cheil. Moreover, his extensive knowledge and experience will go a long way in driving the business forward."
Bruce Haines, Global CSO of Cheil Worldwide, added, "Having Hari on board demonstrates our resolution to take the Indian market, which we identified as strong growth prospects. Our team in India has been very successful in both attracting new clients and providing good creatives. I am thrilled to have Hari lead the winning team."
 
Krishnan says, "Cheil is an innovative, forward-thinking communications agency which has carved out a niche for itself through its integrated service offering. The recent acquisitions of The Barbarian Group, Open Tide and its partnership with the iconic Beattie McGuiness Bungay makes it a powerhouse solution provider for brands across categories in India. Also, 12 Cannes Lions this year demonstrates the Agency's commitment to idea excellence. I see exceptional potential for leveraging Cheil's credentials for growth and look forward to working with the stellar team to make this vision a reality."

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