Rahul Saighal is new Samsung CMO

14 Feb,2012

By Mahima Puri

 

Samsung India has appointed Rahul Saighal as its new chief marketing officer. He will replace Elkana Ezekiel, who is said to be joining Ahmedabad-based Zydus Wellness as managing director.

 

Prior to this, Mr Saighal held the same position at the telecom company Aircel, which he joined in October 2007. Prior to that, he worked with Unilever for almost two-and-a-half years, starting August 2005, as regional brand director in Thailand.

 

An economics graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi, Mr Saighal pursued his MBA in marketing from IIM Calcutta. His experience in the telecom industry could prove useful for Samsung, which is establishing itself as a key player in the smart phones and tablets category in the Indian market.

 

Mr Ezekiel had joined the Korean consumer & electronics major in January 2011, prior to which, he was with Johnson & Johnson as regional franchise director for Asia Pacific. He held this position for about five years from April 2007, before which he spent 13 years in the organsation in various marketing roles.

 

A Samsung spokesperson confirmed the development, while Zydus Wellness refused comment.

 

Source:The Economic Times

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