Paresh Chaudhry joins Madison PR as CEO, Veena Gidwani to retire

04 Jun,2012

Paresh Chaudhry

By A Correspondent


Madison PR has appointed Paresh Chaudhry as its CEO, who will be based in Mumbai. Veena Gidwani, current CEO of Madison PR will retire on June 30, 2012.


Mr Chaudhry has over 24 years of Brand Communication and Reputation Management experience across industries and key global markets. He has been a business communication professional with Reliance Industries, Hindustan Unilever, Ranbaxy and Wockhardt. His last assignment was as Group President-Corporate Communications, Reliance Industries, reporting to Mukesh Ambani. Prior to Reliance, he was Head of Communications at HUL and Communications Leader, Unilever South Asia.


Veena Gidwani

From building the Corporate Brand of Ranbaxy in N America, Europe and India, to aligning regional communication country teams to bring alive “the transition to one Unilever brand” and driving the Corporate name change from “HLL” to “HUL”, to putting together systems and processes for effective global (internal & external) communications at RIL, Mr Chaudhry has experience and expertise in all areas of Corporate Communications.


An MBA (Marketing) with a Public affairs diploma from Hong Kong University, he is the founder President of the Indian Forum Of Corporate Communicators (IFCC).


Sam Balsara, Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World, added, “I am delighted to have Paresh join us. His cross client category and cross country experience should help him add great value to our FMCG clients. Veena has done a wonderful job in building Madison PR into a specialist Brand PR consultancy and meeting the professional needs of our over 40 clients in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune and I wish her a very happy and fulfilling life ahead”.


On his joining Madison, Mr Chaudhry said, “I am delighted with the opportunity to work with Madison PR, that has carved out a distinct and distinguished niche within the industry and is known for its strong values and relationships with some of the best known companies in Corporate India. I look forward to working with Sam and his team of professionals to take Madison PR to the next level.”


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One response to “Paresh Chaudhry joins Madison PR as CEO, Veena Gidwani to retire”

  1. Amarnath Varma says:

    Congrats, Paresh! Wish you the very best in the new assignment.