Millward Brown makes two senior appointments in Greater China

6 July, 2009


Hong Kong — Millward Brown, a global leader in brands, media, and communications, announced today the promotion of Malini Pani to Chief Client Officer for Greater China and the appointment of Rupam Borthakur, as Managing Director of Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Adrian Gonzalez, Head of Millward Brown’s Greater China region said: “More than ever it is crucial that we provide our clients with the very best consumer-based advice for building their brands and managing their marketing investments. Malini’s role as Chief Client Officer will be a valuable addition to this agenda in Greater China. Key to this change has been Rupam Borthakur coming on board to replace Malini as Managing Director of our Hong Kong and Taiwan offices. Rupam and Malini are both brilliant marketers and will further strengthen our client focus.”

Malini Pani has been with Millward Brown for five years most recently as Country Manager of Hong Kong and Taiwan and will remain based in Hong Kong. “My new role will enable me greater focus on our clients and I’m looking forward to helping our teams in the region succeed with their client brand priorities. Supporting our client’s knowledge with evolving opportunities like digital and cross media is increasingly important”, added Malini.

Borthakur transfers from Research International which forms part of the Kantar group, of which Millward Brown is a member, where he was the agency’s Senior Client Service Director in Singapore. In his new role with Millward Brown, Borthakur will be based in Hong Kong.

“I have always admired Millward Brown’s philosophy of brand building and communications effectiveness. They have an unrivalled knowledge and insight in this area which helps clients to address issues of a dynamic business environment. I’m excited about their innovation pipeline in areas like cross media. They have a strong offer in the region.” Added Borthakur.
Both positions take immediate effect.


Contact
Adrian Gonzalez
adrian.gonzalez@cn.millwardbrown.com  
+86-10-58579188

Malini Pani
Malini.Pani@hk.millwardbrown.com  
+852-22803005

Rupam Borthakur
Rupam.Borthakur@hk.millwardbrown.com  
+852-22803005

About Millward Brown
Millward Brown (www.millwardbrown.com) is one of the world's leading research agencies and is expert in effective advertising, marketing communications, media and brand equity research. Through the use of an integrated suite of validated research solutions — both qualitative and quantitative — Millward Brown helps clients build strong brands and services. Millward Brown has more than 77 offices in 50 countries. Additional practices include Millward Brown's Global Media Practice (media effectiveness unit), Millward Brown Optimor (focused on helping clients maximize the returns on their brand and marketing investments), Millward Brown Precis (PR measurement practice) and Dynamic Logic (the world leader in digital marketing effectiveness). Millward Brown is part of Kantar, WPP's insight, information and consultancy group.

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