Hires & Promotions: NK Proteins, FCB Interface, Eureka Forbes, Table Space, Coto

Quick look at new hirings and promotions this week

NK Proteins appoints Bhavna Shah as deputy CEO

NK Proteins has appointed Bhavna Shah as its deputy CEO. 

With a career spanning nearly three decades, Shah brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision to her new role. In her previous capacity as head of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Shah spearheaded initiatives in product promotion, sustainability and industry policy development. Her expertise in international trade relations has been widely recognised, making her a standout leader in the industry.

Shah's distinguished career includes serving as past president of the Maharashtra Chapter and co-chair of the National Board of Advisors for the MSME & Startups Forum for Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Additionally, she has contributed significantly as an independent Director for Ruchi Soya Industries.

Throughout her career, Shah has advised management on market development strategies and formulating policies to achieve organisational objectives. Among her notable achievements, Shah was honoured as the first woman to receive the prestigious 'Globoil Person of the Year' award in 2018 for her outstanding contributions to the vegetable oils trade and industry. 

Nimish Patel, chairman and managing director, NK Proteins says, “Ms. Shah's appointment underscores NK Proteins’ commitment to strengthening its leadership team with seasoned professionals who align with its strategic objectives. The company remains dedicated to excellence and innovation in the industry, with Ms. Shah poised to play a pivotal role in driving its strategic initiatives forward.”

Priyam Patel, managing director, NK Proteins adds, "We extend our warmest welcome to Ms. Bhavna Shah and look forward to leveraging her leadership to drive our company towards new heights of success. With her extensive experience and strategic acumen, we are confident in Ms. Shah’s ability to drive our company's growth and success."

Commenting on her appointment, Shah states, "I am honoured to join NK Proteins Ltd as Deputy CEO and look forward to contributing to the company's growth and success. NK Proteins is a prominent player in the edible and non-edible oil sector and consistently pursues excellence and innovation. I am excited about the opportunities ahead."

FCB Interface elevates Gaurav Dudeja as chief executive officer

FCB Interface has elevated Gaurav Dudeja to the position of chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.

Dudeja has led and fostered successful client partnerships, the agency said. As he steps up in a new role as CEO, he will drive strategic direction and execution, working closely with the senior management team to enhance its market position and foster growth across all business operations, the ad firm adds.

Additionally, Joemon Thaliath, vice chairman and CEO is retiring. Thaliath's role as a founding partner of FCB Interface has been pivotal and his contributions have been foundational to the agency's journey.

"It's always gratifying to witness our leaders advance and embrace new responsibilities. Gaurav is a business leader who embodies exceptional talent and drive, consistently exhibiting forward-thinking strategies. Since his appointment, FCB Interface has experienced significant growth. With his unwavering enthusiasm and dedication to delivering top-tier solutions for our clients, I am confident he will play a pivotal role in shaping a promising future for FCB Interface and the broader FCB Group," states Dheeraj Sinha, group CEO, FCB Group India and South Asia.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Joe for his remarkable leadership and invaluable contributions to FCB Interface and the industry throughout the thirty-year tenure. His exceptional guidance and vision have driven our agencies' success. We wish him a joyous and fulfilling retirement," Sinha continues.

Eureka Forbes appoints Vikas Jayna as CTO

Eureka Forbes has named Vikas Jayna as its chief technology officer. His appointment fortifies Eureka Forbes’ commitment to technological innovation, shaping the company’s trajectory towards a dynamic future.

Before joining Eureka Forbes, Jayna’s professional journey encompassed roles at companies such as Swiggy, OneAssist, Amazon, and InfoEdge India

Jayna holds an engineering degree in computer science and has further honed his skills through an executive course in business analytics from ISB. Beyond his professional pursuits, he finds solace in travelling, reading books and cherishing moments with his family.

Expressing his enthusiasm about the new role, Jayna shares, "Joining Eureka Forbes as Chief Technology Officer presents an exciting opportunity to leverage technology for enhancing the lives of millions. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Eureka Forbes to drive innovation and customer-centric solutions."

Pratik Pota, managing director and CEO of Eureka Forbes comments, "We are thrilled to welcome Vikas Jayna to our Core Leadership Team. His extensive experience and proven track record in technology leadership align perfectly with our vision for innovation and growth. We are confident that under his guidance, Eureka Forbes will continue to set new benchmarks in the industry."

Table Space appoints marketing veteran Megha Agarwal as its chief marketing officer

Table Space has roped in Megha Agarwal as its chief marketing officer. She will spearhead Tablespace's brand-building, marketing and growth initiatives as the company enters its next expansion phase. 

Agarwal's appointment signifies a strategic move for Table Space to solidify its leadership in the premium managed office solutions market. Her focus will encompass building a 360-degree digital-first marketing ecosystem and crafting a comprehensive communication strategy for the brand. Additionally, she will lead the setting up of new direct channels for lead generation and enhancing the portfolio offerings to create new revenue streams and ultimately, aiming towards a stronger - holistic brand strategy that fosters an ROI-driven approach to client acquisition, strengthening client retention and fuelling growth from existing clients.

Commenting on the appointment, Agarwal says, “Table Space occupies a unique position in the flexible workspace industry as the leader in premium Managed offices. The brand has established expertise by delivering over 9.5 million square feet of custom workspaces, for some of the leading Fortune 500 companies. With such a strong product and expertise already in place, I am personally very excited to be involved in the brand's next growth phase as we launch new products and begin building a digital-first foundation, supported by a strong narrative for the brand that reinforces our leadership in the category.”

Agarwal brings over 6 years of brand management and digital marketing expertise. As former CMO at WeWork India, she is celebrated for campaigns like 'Great Inspires Great' and driving substantial revenue growth through strategic product launches. 

“Today's dynamic market necessitates a multifaceted brand presence. Megha's experience across diverse categories, and markets and her strong expertise in full-spectrum marketing make her an asset in crafting a powerful brand vision for investors and consumers. With Megha leading the marketing function for Table Space, we're confident in achieving our goal of becoming the undisputed market leader in premium, managed office solutions,” mentions Amit Banerji, CEO, Table Space.

Coto welcomes Ankita Gupta as community advisor

Coto has added Ankita Gupta, CEO & founder at Digitactix to its team as their new community advisor. As a seasoned entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Gupta brings extensive experience and expertise in digital marketing to the coto platform.

At coto, she will play a crucial role in advising the consultants and experts on digital marketing trends, social media engagement and brand positioning. This will further help the consultants and experts at coto to build compelling digital marketing campaigns for their respective communities and also empower them with diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise that will hone their entrepreneurship skills online.

In her new role, Gupta shares, "I believe that digital marketing isn't merely a choice but a revolutionary change that compels startups to rewrite their marketing playbooks. By joining coto’s Community Advisory Board, I am excited to share my expertise and collaborate with women on innovative marketing strategies that drive diverse communities toward success. Together with coto, our emphasis will be on fostering community, practicing ethical marketing, and sharing knowledge, alongside the focus on women-led Q&A content, quick consultations, and round-the-clock support for women, which distinguishes coto as the preferred social community platform for women."

Aparna Acharekar, co founder of coto, comments, "As a women-led platform, we are thrilled to announce that Ankita's inclusion as one of our community advisors serves as an inspiration for all our coto communities. With digital empowerment advocates like Ankita on board, I am confident that we will create content and commerce opportunities to secure financial independence for women."

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