Gautam Kiyawat to replace Punitha Arumugam as Group CEO @ Madison Media

02 Apr,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Madison Media has announced the appointment of Gautam Kiyawat as Chief Executive Officer of Madison Media Group. Mr Kiyawat takes charge as Ms Punitha Arumugam, who held the same position, has moved on to Google. She served her notice period till last week.

 

Mr Kiyawat, a senior marketing, communications and media professional with experience over various markets including India, South East Asia and US has over 17 years of experience. A engineering graduate, he did an MBA from IIM Bangalore and started his career with Procter & Gamble in India. Apart from P&G, he has worked with Philips, Star TV, AdVerb (a company he co-founded), and Research in Motion, (Blackberry) Asia Pacific which he joined earlier this year. He will be based in Mumbai and join Madison on May 1.

 

Says Mr Sam Balsara, Chairman & Managing Director, Madison World, “I am delighted to have Gautam join us. His cross market experience of managing brands, media companies and a digital startup are all very relevant to the exciting future we see for Madison. I am sure he will add a lot of value to Madison Media clients and bring a fresh new holistic business perspective”.

 

Says Mr Kiyawat, on his joining Madison, “It is fantastic to be joining an organization that I have respected immensely as a client for its expertise, its values and for always being guided by doing the right thing. Along with Sam, Sriram and the Madison team I look forward to an exciting time in building on the momentum and taking Madison to greater heights.”

 

In addition, as has been reported, Madison alumnus Mr D Sriram is to join Madison Media as a Consulting Director and will spend approximately one week every month advising on agency operations, and will also be available for key clients.

 

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