Hires & Promotions: Havas and CommerceIQ

Here is a quick look at new hirings, promotions & people movements this week

CommerceIQ Appoints Ex Amazon Kal Raman as President

CommerceIQ, has appointed Kal Raman as President. In this role, Raman will lead CommerceIQ’s product strategy, research and development, and customer success functions, as well as support the company’s global expansion and go-to-market strategies. Raman has served as a special advisor for CommerceIQ since April 2022. He joins the management team, and is also joining the board of directors. This announcement comes following the company’s recent acquisition of e.fundamentals, a leading digital shelf analytics (DSA) provider, creating one platform that combines intelligent automation and shopper insights to drive omnichannel profitability. 

“I am thrilled to welcome Kal Raman as President of CommerceIQ. He has been indispensable in his role as special advisor and board director, and we could not be more excited for him to bring his innovation-oriented leadership and deep experience to CommerceIQ full time in his new role,” says Guru Hariharan, CEO of CommerceIQ. “As an industry leader, Kal is known for his strategic vision, ability to scale ecommerce business growth, radically improve profitability, and drive automation and efficiency. During this exciting time of growth at CommerceIQ, I know Kal will be pivotal in fueling the company’s mission to revolutionize how our customers compete – and win –  in ecommerce.”

Havas Worldwide India makes three senior appointments

Govind Agarwal has joined Havas Worldwide Mumbai as Vice President – Account Management. Meanwhile, Sulagna Chanda has been appointed as Associate Vice President – Strategic Planning, and Neha Gupta has joined as Associate Vice President – Client Servicing. Both Sulagna and Neha will work out of Havas Worldwide Delhi.

Commenting on the appointments, Manas Lahiri, Managing Director, Havas Worldwide India, says, “Over the last two years, we have garnered exponential growth through valuable partnerships and added several marquee brands to our ever-expanding portfolio of traditional as well as new-age clients. We make a meaningful difference to the brands that we associate with through engaging storytelling, strategic expertise, and unique offerings. In our constant endeavour and commitment to make a meaningful difference, we continue to invest in strengthening our teams. With Govind, Sulagna and Neha on board, I’m confident we will further scale up our strategic planning capabilities and client relationships.

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