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Industry Moves: Ideacts Innovations; SapientNitro; Cheil Worldwide SW Asia

Ideacts Innovations has appointed Namit Pandey as its Chief Executive Officer, reports India Digital Review.

Prior to joining Ideacts Innovations, Namit Pandey worked at Yahoo India as Business head for small business & Yahoo Local. Prior to that, he worked at Monster.com as Vice President & Country General Manager, Middle East. He has also worked with Jobsahead and The Times of India Group.

Ideacts provides internet advertising options to brand managers and advertisers, with its flagship product, iCafe Manager Desktop (erstwhile CLINCK Desktop). The company is funded by Sequoia Capital India and Saama Capital.


SapientNitro, an interactive marketing firm, has announced the appointment of Sushobhan Mukherjee in a new position created within the company as Vice President, Strategy for Asia Pacific. Mukherji will be based in Singapore will look over SapientNitro’s offices in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, China, India and Singapore.

Prior to joining SapientNitro, Mukherji worked at R/GA, an advertising agency, as a Planning director. Prior to that, he worked at JWT Mumbai as a Vice President & Strategic Planning director. He has also worked with Publicis Singapore as a strategic planning director for APAC region, Publicis India as a Strategic Planning Director, Mudra Communications, Discovery Communications, MaCain Erikson, among others.

SapientNitro, which is a part of Sapient is an integrated marketing and technology services firm. Its global client list includes Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Singapore Airlines, Target and Vodafone through our operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.


Cheil Worldwide SW Asia has appointed Vikas Khanna as Head-Activations,  Rajesh Bhatia as Head-Interactive and Manish Shukla as Head of Retail, reports India Digital Review.

Rajesh Bhatia had recently put down his papers at Euro RSCG 4D where he worked as a President. Prior to Euro RSCG 4D, Bhatia served at Digitas as a Vice President and Head of Planning. He has also worked at Onida as a marketing executive and at IDC India as a senior analyst.

Prior to joining Cheil Worldwide SW Asia, Vikas Khanna worked at G2Rams, a WPP group company aligned with Grey Worldwide where he served as a Vice President and Branch Head. Prior to G2Rams, Vikas Khanna has worked with George P Johnson, 360 Degrees, Magnum Nexus Private Limited, Showtime Events India Pvt. Ltd., among others.

Manish Shukla worked with Retailscape which he founded in 1996 before joining Cheil Worldwide SW Asia. He has also worked with Lintas, JWT, Gillette, Coca-Cola India.


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