SEATTLE: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has named Bhuvnesh Chawla GM for North India and country client service director. He will be responsible for expanding WE's presence in the country and will work with clients on strategy. Chawla will also customize WE's Integrated Influence consulting model for the Indian market.
Chawla previously worked at Ogilvy Public Relations, where he built the firm's public affairs practice. He has also served as CMO at Genesis Burson-Marsteller.
WE also named Kim Pinto account director based in Mumbai, where she will manage a portfolio of technology and corporate clients.
Pinto joined the firm from Blue Lotus Communications, where she was group account director. She has also worked at Promax PR and ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller.