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Viraj Chouhan quits Ola as communications head, Anand Subramanian to take over

Ola’s communications head Viraj Chouhan has left the company, less than a year after he joined. Chouhan will join PepsiCo India as its chief communications officer from 1 November. Chouhan joined Ola in December 2017 from MTS India, where he was the director of corporate communications. He has also been with Coca-Cola as head of communications and public affairs for India and South Asia.

Ola’s statement reads: “We thank Viraj Chouhan for his contribution to Ola during his time here and we wish him the very best for his future. Anand Subramanian will take over as Head of Communications for Ola, from Viraj Chouhan.”

Meanwhile, Ola has appointed Anand Subramanian, who has been with Ola for 6 years, as the head of communications. Subramanian was previously the senior director of marketing and PR at Ola. He was an evangelist at hiring platform CoCubes.com and later joined Ola in 2012. He has also held a marketing role at Future VISTA.

Recent moves at Ola

  • Last month, two senior Ola executives — Saikiran Krishnamurthy, senior vice-president, growth and Joy Bandekar, corporate president of new initiatives quit from the company.
  • In July, Ola appointed Simon Smith as Managing Director for its operations in Australia, where it had launched operations in January this year. It also began operations New Zealand in September.

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