New leadership structure at Hill+Knowlton Strategies emphasises ‘One India’ solutions for Clients

logoNew Delhi, November 20, 2015 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading public affairs and public relations firms, today announced a new leadership structure in India that eliminates regional divisions, and gives clients a high-powered ‘One India’ solution.

Radhika Shapoorjee, President South Asia will now be supported by Deepa Jayaraman as Chief Operating Officer; Carolina Bajaj as Chief Strategy Officer; and Sunil Raman as Managing Director, Public Affairs. All of the above bring unique individual skills that add up to give clients strategic thinking and execution capabilities unmatched in the industry.

“The communications industry in India is experiencing many of the fundamental changes that we are seeing globally, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies is well prepared for the changes that are happening in India,” said Radhika Shapoorjee, President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Asia. “Clients want integrated solutions that are channel agnostic and focused on creativity, content and that deliver business impact. By moving away from the industry norm of geographically-limited responsibilities, we will optimise our resources and provide clients with the best solutions and people, irrespective of where they are located in the country.”

Deepa Jayaraman has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. She will now be responsible for the day-to-day management of client business across all Hill+Knowlton offices in India. She will focus to drive best practices in client servicing, help teams innovate to provide value for clients and will strive to create an organization that’s constantly learning, with a culture of high performance, and a deep commitment to quality. Deepa will be based in Bengaluru.

As Chief Strategy Officer, Carolina Bajaj will be primarily responsible for leading the strategic change in the firm’s approach towards client servicing initiatives and new services as well as integration with practices. Carolina will be based in Mumbai.

Sunil Raman will lead public policy. He is a highly experienced political journalist who has worked with BBC World Service and The Economic Times, and closely tracked and interpreted Indian Politics for 24 years. Today, more than ever clients are seeking counsel on the changing legislative process and policy making which impact their organisations. Sunil will be based in Gurgaon.

Vinod Moorthy has moved on from Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 87 offices in 51 countries as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, the world leader in communications services. For more information please visit www.hkstrategies.com In India, Hill+Knowlton Strategies has more than 130 consultants and operations in Delhi, Mumbai,
Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, plus local affiliations that reach more than 100 cities nationwide. The agency specializes in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications, crisis, finance, technology, media and entertainment, and digital communications. For more information please visit www.hkstrategies.in

For more information, contact:
Deepa Jayaraman
Hill + Knowlton Strategies | deepa.jayaraman@hkstrategies.com | +91 9008778681

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