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India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart announced the appointment of Samardeep Subandh as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In his role as CMO, Samar will be the primary custodian of the Flipkart brand. His focus will be on gaining deeper customer insights, raising the level of customer centricity and driving high level of creativity and quality in all communication, the company said in a release. He will also be leading the social media communication charter for the company, it added. He will report to Mukesh Bansal, Head of the e-commerce platform, Flipkart.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., announced it has hired Dan Levi as Chief Marketing Officer for Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA). Reporting to CCOA Chief Executive Officer Scott Wells, Levi will lead the organization’s overall marketing strategy and execution in support of the company’s vision of enabling advertisers and brands to captivate audiences wherever they are.
Town Sports Int'l announced the appointment of two new executives joining TSI on October 19, 2015. Michelle Ryan will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer and Leam Nelson will join the Company as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
"We are very excited to welcome Michelle and Leam to our team," said Greg Bartoli, the Company's Chief Operating Officer. "With their talent and impressive backgrounds in their respective fields we look forward to their contributions as we position the company for future growth."
Matthew (Matt) Jauchius
Matthew (Matt) Jauchius is joining Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) as executive vice president and chief marketing officer later this month. Jauchius will lead marketing strategy for the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands, including customer experience, e-commerce, loyalty program, customer relationship management, social media and ancillary revenue generation efforts worldwide. Jauchius has nearly 20 years of marketing experience in senior and executive roles at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and McKinsey & Company.
Online fashion retailer Myntra (Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd) has appointed Gunjan Soni as chief marketing officer and head, International brands business. Soni will join the firm at the start of December. Before this, Soni worked as executive vice-president for strategy at Star India, on initiatives in content, sports and digital domains, and prior to that was partner at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. where he worked across consumer sectors and geographies.
Mr. Vivek Sood, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor India, has been appointed as Executive Vice-President (EVP) and Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor as part of changes made to its executive management structure by the Norway-based telecom services major. Mr. Sood had taken over as the CEO of Uninor, Telenor's joint venture in India in November last year. The company was recently rebranded as Telenor India. Before that, he had served for about two years as the CEO of Grameenphone, Telenor's joint venture in Bangladesh.
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced that Karen Eisenbach has joined the company as chief marketing officer for its Retirement business. In this role she will oversee the marketing strategy for Voya's institutional and retail retirement segments while partnering closely with Corporate Marketing to drive greater awareness and engagement with distribution partners, plan sponsors and retirement plan participants. Eisenbach will be based in Voya's Windsor office and report to CEO of Retirement Charles P. Nelson.
Khalid Abdul Latif
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), has announced the official appointment of Khalid Abdul Latif as Chief Marketing Officer following the Alba Board of Directors Meeting. Khalid Abdul Latif will lead the company’s global marketing strategies to drive innovation across Alba’s business divisions.
Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, announced that it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Morag Lucey as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Lucey will lead Global Marketing, including marketing communications and branding, to drive increased awareness and demand for Avaya solutions worldwide. She will report directly to President and CEO Kevin Kennedy.
RetailMeNot Inc. has a new chief marketing officer: Marissa Tarleton. Tarleton will be the Austin-based company's North American CMO, in charge of consumer brand advertising, customer retention and business-to-business marketing, according to the announcement.
Hoosuite has created its first ever chief marketing officer role and appointed Penny Wilson to take it up. Wilson, who joins from Juniper Networks where she worked in the same role, will lead Hootsuite’s global marketing organisation and help drive the growth of its customer base, which currently stands at more than ten million users. Prior to Juniper Networks Wilson also served as CMO at Macromedia where she led the company’s worldwide marketing efforts up to and through its $3.4bn acquisition by Adobe Systems.
Ann Mukherjee, a key architect of PepsiCo's brand strategy in recent years, is moving to SC Johnson as the packaged-goods giant's first global chief marketing officer. SC Johnson, which spends more than $1 billion annually in global media, confirmed Mukherjee's appointment. At PepsiCo, she served as president of global snacks and insights, and is credited with helping the company's Frito-Lay division build more vibrant brands by leveraging big-event platforms like the Super Bowl.
BBC Worldwide, commercial arm of the BBC, has announced the appointment of Jaclyn Lee-Joe as its new Chief Marketing Officer. She will join the company on 16 November from Skype, where she is currently Global Director for Audience, Entertainment Marketing & Broadcast Media. Her appointment follows a search to replace Chief Brands Officer Amanda Hill, who left in July. As Chief Marketing Officer, Lee-Joe will have global responsibility for BBC Worldwide's overall brands and marketing strategy, including new global brands BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First, as well as programme brand franchises.
Nokia Technologies, a leader in technology development and licensing, announced the appointment of Boon Lai as chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Lai brings to the position more than 18 years of experience in consumer products, marketing and brand strategy, with a successful track record of growing major brands. He will report to Nokia Technologies President Ramzi Haidamus and join the business' management team.
Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet, Inc. ( FTNT ) announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of marketing industry veteran Holly Rollo as chief marketing officer. In this newly-created role, Rollo will be responsible for the company's global corporate marketing strategy, initiatives and operations designed to drive sales growth and increase market awareness and expansion. Rollo's appointment follows the addition of Oracle's Chief Marketing Officer Judith Sim to Fortinet's Board of Directors.
Security software maker Symantec Corp (SYMC) announced that it has appointed Dan Rogers to Chief Marketing Officer. Rogers will oversee the company's marketing efforts, including brand awareness, digital marketing, demand generation and events. He will report directly to CEO Michael Brown.
General Electric Co. (GE) has appointed Linda Boff as chief marketing officer. In addition to her current brand marketing responsibilities, Boff will lead the company's digital industrial marketing strategy, intensify commercial and customer impact, and continue to accelerate GE's brand. Boff will report to Beth Comstock, GE vice chair.
Crocs, Inc. announced that Terence Reilly was promoted to senior vice president (SVP) and chief marketing officer (CMO). In this new role, Reilly will continue to lead the Global Marketing team in Niwot, Colorado, providing strategic direction and support to the company's regional and country marketing teams across the globe. Reilly will continue to oversee all aspects of Crocs' marketing, including the company's brand, advertising, consumer and social media campaigns.
Athenahealth announced several changes within the executive team's responsibilities to support the company's strategic goals and growth.Tim O'Brien will become Chief Marketing Officer, effective January 2016. In this role, he will lead all marketing and Epocrates initiatives, using his leadership experience in operations as athenahealth scales.
Renee McGowan has been promoted to the role of chief customer and marketing officer. She will be responsible for Mercer’s customer experience capability and leading the consolidated consumer and business marketing function. Ms McGowan will also retain responsibilities from her previous role as customer service and advice leader.