Edelman strengthens strategic leadership positions in Mumbai and Delhi

02 Sep,2014

By A Correspondent


Bhavna Jagtiani
Bonny Lawrie

Edelman has announced two additions to its leadership team in India. Bhavna Jagtiani has rejoined the agency as Director – West while Bonny Lawrie has joined from Edelman Middle East, in the newly created role as Deputy General Manager of the Delhi NCR office.


An experienced brand marketer, Bhavna returns to Edelman India after two years in the Edelman Hong Kong office, where she co-led the consumer practice. Bhavna will now be responsible for managing and growing the Edelman business in West India, including the offices in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.  She will be based out of Mumbai and will report to Rakesh Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, Edelman India.


Bonny will lead some of Edelman India’s largest clients, most notably Microsoft and Shell. She brings with her more than 11 years of experience in communications and marketing across Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and most recently, the Middle East. She will be based out of New Delhi and will report to Varghese Cherian, General Manager North & East, Edelman India and Technology Lead – SAMEA.


Rakesh Thukral, Chief Operating Officer, Edelman India, commented, “These strategic additions to our team will further strengthen our leadership in India and help drive business growth. With their multi-market experience, Bhavna and Bonny are well-positioned to ensure success in our client work, learning for our teams and growth for Edelman. Bhavna’s return to Edelman India will provide further impetus to our West operations; and Bonny’s experience will contribute to further expansion of our fastest growing office in India.”


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