Hill+Knowlton Strategies hires India president

Chetan Mahajan is joining the agency from MSLGroup.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Chetan Mahajan as president and CEO of its operations in India.

He will join the firm in the New Year from MSLGroup, where he was MD of 20:20 MSL and Publicis Consultants Asia. Mahajan has also served as president of Public Relations Consultants Association of India.

"I am proud to take over the leadership of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and I look forward to getting a deep understanding of our clients, our people, and our opportunities in order to build the business across geographies, sectors, and competencies, in particular strengthening content and creativity," Mahajan said.

Mahajan will replace Radhika Shapoorjee, who is leaving the agency but will remain in charge until Mahajan joins H+K.

"Earlier this year, [Shapoorjee] advised me she would like to move on once we had identified a successor. She has been a strong advocate of H+K and our network and has worked with me throughout this process which strongly reflects the care and commitment she has brought to our staff and our clients throughout her time at H+K," said Vivian Lines, chairman of H+K Asia-Pacific. "I wish her the very best for the future."  

Shapoorjee joined Ipan in 2007 and saw the integration of the agency with Hill+Knowlton Strategies in 2009, when she took on the roles of president and CEO. 

This story first appeared on campaignasia.com.

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