Hires & Promotions: IN10, Reckitt, Rediffusion, Wow Skin Science, Yubi

Quick look at new hirings, promotions and people movements this week

IN10 Media Network appoints Anup Chandrasekharan for regional expansion

IN10 Media Network has appointed Anup Chandrasekharan as the Chief Operating Officer of regional content to lead its expansion in the southern markets.  

Chandrasekharan has over three decades of experience in leadership positions across the media and entertainment industry verticals and will oversee the development and supervise projects for feature films and web series in southern languages at IN10 Media Network. 

Excited about his new role, Chandrasekaran shares, “I have always been fortunate to wear many hats in my career and manage unique multi-situational assignments. At IN10 Media Network, I look forward to expanding the network’s regional footprint.” 

He adds, “Having made a significant positive impression along the journey, I am delighted to start a new challenge at IN10 Media Network and look forward to contributing to its growth story.” 

On the appointment, Aditya Pittie, MD, IN10 Media Network says, “Today, regional content is cutting across barriers and as content becomes platform agnostic, I believe it is the right time to enter the competitive market with great stories. With his experience in scaling businesses and creating disruption in the southern markets, I believe Anup will play a vital role in our growth plans by identifying new opportunities and strengthening our content studio portfolio.” 

In the past, he has worked in leadership positions in organisations like Star Suvarna, Zee Kannada, DNA Networks, and CNBC. He also launched Derana TV, a free-to-air Sinhalese entertainment channel, in Sri Lanka. 

He will report to Aditya Pittie and work closely with Vivek Krishnani, CEO of the network’s film division, and Samar Khan, CEO, Juggernaut Productions (OTT). 

Gunjan Khetan steps down as Reckitt VP-Marketing

Gunjan Khetan, Vice-President, Marketing, at Reckitt has decided to move on. He has been with the consumer goods major for over 12 years.

Khetan took over as VP-Marketing in January 2018. 

In a social media post, he writes, "excited about my next adventure".

Rediffusion appoints Beena Koshy as Head of Mumbai operations

Rediffusion has appointed Beena Koshy as Executive Vice President & Head of Rediffusion Mumbai.

Koshy comes with over 25 years of work experience, of which 12 years have been in the advertising industry and the rest at the client end with Bajaj Electricals.

“It is great to have Beena back at Rediffusion, where she started her advertising career. With the kind of experience that she has garnered over the years, I am sure she will enrich the very many brands that will be in her charge at the agency,” comments Kalyani Srivastava, Joint President, Rediffusion. 

“I am looking forward to my second innings at Rediffusion. It is an iconic brand name in the Indian ad industry. And it is a matter of pride for me to be leading the flagship office of the agency now. It is great to be back to working on Tata Motors, Taj and other clients that I serviced 25 years ago at the agency,” adds Koshy. 

Wow Skin Science Appoints Richa Gupta as VP - Innovation and Strategic Projects 

Wow Skin Science/WOW Life Science has appointed Richa Gupta as Vice President - Innovation and Strategic Projects for its India as well as international business. 

At Wow Skin Science, Gupta will be in charge of new product launches, new brand development as well as other strategic projects across beauty, health and other categories. 

Gupta joins Wow Skin Science after a 5+ year stint at Amazon India where she was leading the premium beauty, color cosmetics and content marketing vertical. Throughout her 16-year career, she has worked with many consumers' favourite brands such as Flipkart, Nykaa, Lifestyle and Baccarose leading a variety of charters across retail, category management, supply chain and brand engagement. 

Richa Gupta, VP of Innovation and Strategic Projects, Wow Skin Science, states, “I am thrilled to be a part of WOW Skin Science. The brand's current position is the result of its deep insights into markets, trends, and consumers - factors that are important ingredients of success – followed by meticulous strategy execution. I am looking forward to working with this well-established team and using my knowledge and experience to further build WOW's position as the go-to brand for beauty, personal care and wellness.” 

Manish Chowdhary, Co-Founder, Wow Skin Science exclaims, “We are delighted to welcome Richa to the WOW family. Richa’s vast experience and strategic vision will prove instrumental in the next phase of WOW Skin Science’s growth story.” 

Mrunmay Mehta, Chief Operating Officer, Wow Skin Science advocates, "Richa joins us at a very exciting phase of our journey as we transform into a house of loved brands. Her extensive experience in Beauty as well as her strong ability to think big and deliver results will be a critical asset for the organization as she joins our leadership team" 

Yubi appoints Atanu Chakraborty as Chairman

Yubi, formerly CredAvenue, has appointed Atanu Chakraborty as the Independent Chairman of the Yubi board. 

Atanu Chakraborty is also currently the Chairman of the Board of HDFC Bank.  

Commenting on the appointment, Atanu Chakraborty says, “Yubi, since its inception, has been working towards providing various stakeholders in the Indian financial system with credible and efficient digital infrastructure. It gives me immense pleasure to join and chair Yubi’s board and be a part of its mission to innovate and unlock the potential of growth of the Indian Economy.“ 

Gaurav Kumar, Founder and CEO, Yubi, suggests, “Having unlocked the various possibilities of financing for our economy to thrive by solving some of the most complex challenges when it comes to credit access, it is a matter of pride for us at Yubi to have Atanu Chakraborty join our board. He will guide us in building a robust internal governing structure and achieving our mission of deepening the credit market and leveraging the true potential of India.”  

With a singular mission of unlocking the potential of an economy by freeing the flow of finance and further deepening the debt market, Yubi has facilitated debt volumes of over INR 1,00,000 crores so far.