Kinetic India appoints Kulshreshtha as Managing Director

4 November, 2010

INDIA — Kinetic India, the WPP-owned lifestyle and environments network and Out of Home media agency, has announced the appointment of Rajul Kulshreshtha as Managing Director.

Kulshreshtha has worked within WPP’s GroupM for the past six years, initially heading up its LG business before going on to head Motivator, the GroupM media agency, for four years. This year, under Kulshreshtha’s leadership, Motivator won its first EMVIES award, the Bombay Ad Club's annual awards for effectiveness in marketing.

At GroupM he was responsible for centralizing all backend operations across its numerous operating companies, managing more than 800,000 transactions a month and billing more than US$1bn a year.

Prior to joining GroupM Kulshreshtha was Vice President of Sales for CNBC in Singapore. He has vast media agency experience, having previously worked for Zenith Optimedia in Indonesia and Universal McCann in India.

In his new role he will be tasked with fully integrating Kinetic’s offering into new and existing clients and agencies across the exciting Indian market. He will lead a team of 80 people across India.

Kulshreshtha said: “India is at the threshold of a tipping point in OOH advertising and I feel I am taking up this post at the right moment. These are exciting times and they come with no small number of challenges and responsibilities.”

Chris O’Donnell, CEO of Kinetic Asia Pacific, said: “As Out of Home becomes more strategic and even more integrated into the communication plan, we are very excited to have Rajul bring his comprehensive media skills and experience to add accountability and scale to OOH plans.”

Motivator meanwhile will be led by Sundeep Sharma, Country Head, who will report into Ajit Varghese, MD Maxus.

For more information contact:
Sarah Crawley-Boevey 07979 964107  

Nick Mawditt 020 7544 4635  

About Kinetic
Kinetic is the global leader in understanding how brands can connect with people’s lifestyles and the environments they engage with. A NewCo company, fully owned by WPP, Kinetic’s expertise and insight helps deliver solutions for clients that achieve ambitious brand and marketing goals.

Kinetic is traditionally an Out of Home media agency and in addition today delivers wide-ranging specialist expertise through its complementary service divisions including Joule, Aviator, Target Health, Destination Media Group, Kinetic People, Meta, ALCANCE, Zone and Hi Rezz.

Kinetic employs over 800 professionals across 42 offices. The agency has global billings of US$4.4bn.  

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