Charlotte Chunawala named CEO of Cohn & Wolfe India

06 Jun,2012

By A Correspondent


Cohn & Wolfe have announced that Charlotte Chunawala has joined as CEO, Cohn & Wolfe India, effective immediately. Ms Chunawala will be responsible for all operations in India, providing strategic client counsel, leading new business efforts and ensuring integration with the agency’s offices across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. Ms Chunawala will report to Donna Imperato, CEO of Cohn & Wolfe, and be supported by Dolly Tayal and Piyal Banerjee, heading Mumbai and Delhi offices respectively.


Ms Chunawala’s global experience includes over 15 years of agency and consultant work in the UK, Europe and South Asia where she managed high-profile client programs across key verticals including consumer, corporate and financial communications as well as public affairs.


With offices in Mumbai and Delhi, Cohn & Wolfe India will be supported by former Unilever India communications head Irfan Khan, who will serve as chairman of the board, and Prema Sagar, the pre-eminent PR thought leader inIndia, who will serve in a mentoring role as the agency continues its expansion.


The opening of Cohn & Wolfe India is the latest of several endeavours by Cohn & Wolfe to build its presence in Asia, including last year’s acquisitions of impactasia and XPR in Chinaand Southeast Asia, respectively. The agency now has eight offices in the Asia-Pacific region.


“These are dynamic times for development in Indiaand there is tremendous potential for growth in the region,” said Ms Imperato. “I am very grateful to have a partner in Charlottewho brings a deep understanding of these market dynamics, and whose experience will greatly enhance our ability to serve clients who are looking for communications support in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.”


“I am excited to be heading Cohn and Wolfe’s entry into the Indian market,” said Ms Chunawala. “With clients constantly demanding better brand understanding and brand definition; who better to work with than Cohn and Wolfe, which is recognized internationally as a leader in brand strategy.”



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