– Mindshare Asia Pacific is restructuring its leadership team, reports afaqs: Ashutosh Srivastava, CEO Asia Pacific, Mindshare has been appointed chairman and CEO for Global Emerging Markets, focusing on Russia, in addition to APAC. R Gowthaman, Chief Client Officer at the agency will be CEO for South and South East Asia.
– MEC India, has appointed Ritesh Singh as National Director, and head of digital. He will report to T Gangadhar, Managing Director India and Tushar Vyas, Managing Partner, GroupM Interactions – South Asia. Prior to this, Singh served at Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) as a Business Head – India, SMG Digital. Prior to SMG, he has also worked with Samsung, Aircel, Western Union, General Motors, SAB Miller and Himalaya. MEC is a founding partner of GroupM, and provides digital services including digital services – search, social, display, online video, mobile, analytics, creative and production. The company claims to have 4,000 employees and clients in 84 countries.
– Digitas, a digital marketing agency has announced the appointment of Tim Guillois as the Senior Vice President for Social Media in India. Tim Guillois will report to Kanika Mathur, President, Digitas India. He joined Digitas in February 2012 from France where he was working for Blogbang a social media agency. Prior to Blogbang, Tim Guillois launched a social network, dedicated to anglers, called pecheaubar.com, bateauxdepeche.com and few ecommerce websites.
– Webchutney, has shuffled its leadership team, reports Afaqs: Rahul Nanda, who was previously a COO has been promoted as partner and President, mobile initiatives. Nishi Kant is now COO, West and South, while Saket Vaidya has been made COO for North. Tarana Mehta has been made Chief Strategy Officer, while Meghana Bhat is now Executive Creative Director.