Starcom Mediavest India announces two key hires

06 Jun,2013

By A Correspondent


The Starcom MediaVest Group has announced the appointments of Gerald Roche and Sameer Kapoor as Vice Presidents at Gurgaon and Bengaluru respectively.


Mallikarjunadas CR

“The appointments of Sameer and Gerald reflect SMG’s commitment to attracting the best and brightest talent to our agency,” said Mallikarjunadas CR, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group, India. “Sameer and Gerald are reliable leaders with robust backgrounds in business development and client relationship management. They will fit very well within our strongly established client-driven culture and we are sure they will continue their successful runs with us.”


Gerald Roche who joins at Bengaluru previously headed media buying for Madison Media Infinity and Platinum Media. On his appointment he said, “I’m truly delighted and encouraged that SMG, anchored by its analytics resources, has digital (and not just television) at the front and centre of its media planning and I look forward to contributing to this team effort in no small measure.”


Sameer Kapoor has joined Starcom from Madison Media Plus where he was heading the Airtel Business. He will be heading Samsung for Starcom at the Gurgaon office. On his appointment, he said, “I look forward to working with a great organization and a great client like Samsung. Starcom is going from strength to strength; I’m excited to be a part of this growth-oriented organization and being present while we achieve greater heights of success.”


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