India Dealbook: Housing gets CMO; Ola poaches Flipkart corp affairs head; Apurva Purohit is Jagran president

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Housing.com, a real estate platform, has appointed Nikhil Rungta as its CMO, while ride-hailing app Ola has poached Flipkart’s head of corporate affairs Joy Bandekar. In a separate development, Apurva Purohit, CEO of FM channel Radio City, has been appointed as President – Jagran Group. Housing.com appoints Nikhil Rungta as… Read more »

Hyundai Motor India names YK Koo as new managing director

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Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Monday announced that Y.K. Koo will be its new managing director. Koo will take up the responsibilities from B.S.Seo, who returns to the Hyundai’s headquarters in Seoul after a stint of more than five years in India. The second largest car manufacturer in India… Read more »


India: Soumendu Ganguly of Infoedge to lead marketing at listings platform Sulekha

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Soumendu Ganguly of Infoedge India Ltd has joined local business service provider Sulekha.com to head its marketing and lead its digital and offline brand building efforts. Ranked among the top 50 digital properties in India, Sulekha.com has doubled its revenue in the past three years and accelerated its growth through… Read more »


India: A day after leaving SpiceJet, Sanjiv Kapoor joins Tata-SIA airline venture Vistara

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A day after Sanjiv Kapoor resigned as chief operating officer (COO) of SpiceJet Ltd on Thursday, he has been appointed by Vistara, run by TATA SIA Airlines Ltd, as its chief strategy and commercial officer. He will be assuming the new role in TATA SIA Airlines in February 2016. Kapoor… Read more »


Law firm Seth Dua adds Gaurav Dhwaj & Upvan Gupta as associate partners

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New Delhi-based law firm Seth Dua & Associates has appointed Gaurav Dhwaj and Upvan Gupta as associate partners of the company, according to a press release. With these new additions, the company has now five partners and four associate partners, as per its website. Dhwaj who is specialised in telecom,… Read more »


Gunit Chadha elevated as CEO of Deutsche Bank’s Asia Pacific region

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Deutsche Bank AG, Germany’s largest lender, has elevated former India head Gunit Chadha to CEO of the Asia Pacific region, it said in a statement, and the move comes even as the bank warned that if faces two tough years of dividend cuts, pay restraint and thousands of job cuts. In his new… Read more »


India: Air carrier SpiceJet COO Sanjiv Kapoor resigns

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Sanjiv Kapoor has resigned as chief operating officer (COO) of SpiceJet Ltd, India’s second-largest low-fare airline, after piloting it through two turbulent years. “It has been a time where we have redefined the rules of the game in the Indian market, where we have broken stereotypes, challenged the status quo,… Read more »


India: Law firm BMR Legal appoints Kaushik Mukherjee as partner

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Law firm BMR Legal has appointed Kaushik Mukherjee as a partner in the firm, according to a press release. He will be based in the firm’s Mumbai office. The law firm now has six partners in the team-  two each in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore offices. His admission marks the firm’s foray in… Read more »


Can e-tailer Jabong’s new management revive brand, reverse sales growth slump?

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Jabong needs to revive brand, increase discounts, improve its social commerce offering, and launch exclusive brands to claw back market share to rivals, such as Flipkart–Myntra and Amazon India. That’s a handful, especially given the deep pockets of its rivals and the lead that they have established over Jabong in… Read more »


Landbank’s Arjonillo to replace Dispo as president of PH investment bank First Metro

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Rabboni Francis Arjonillo, a top executive of the Land Bank of the Philippines, will assume the post of president of First Metro Investment Corp on January 1, 2016 with the retirement of Roberto Juanchito Dispol.