PR & Corp Comm Hires & Promotions: Star Health & Allied Insurance, RHI Magnesita, Ruder Finn India, realme India

A quick glance at the hirings and promotions in the PR & corporate communications industry

Star Health & Allied Insurance Taps Diana Monteiro as VP - Corporate Communications

Diana Monteiro has assumed the role of Vice President of Corporate Communications at Star Health, effective from 19 February, 2024. With a robust background in corporate communications and marketing, Monteiro brings valuable experience gained from her impactful contributions to several prominent BFSI brands.

Prior to joining Star Health, she played a pivotal role in shaping communication landscapes for organizations such as Shriram Finance, Shriram Housing Finance, Poonawalla Fincorp (formerly known as Magma Fincorp), India Ratings and Research, among others. Monteiro's journey includes stints at reputable media houses like ET Now and Bloomberg, further enriching her strategic approach to communication.

In her new position, she is poised to lead the development of communication strategies at Star Health, leveraging her extensive expertise to contribute significantly to the company's growth trajectory and solidify its standing as an industry leader.

RHI Magnesita Names Ritika Chandhok Head of Communications & Public Affairs

RHI Magnesita has named Ritika Chandhok as the Head of Communications and Public Affairs for India, West Asia, and Africa, with the aim of significantly enhancing the company's presence through robust communication strategies, brand development, and digital marketing across diverse platforms.

Chandhok brings over two decades of expertise in steering communication, public relations, strategic branding, reputation management, and digital expansion to drive business outcomes.

Prior to her role at RHI Magnesita, she successfully led corporate communication and PR at KONE Elevators India, and her extensive professional journey includes notable positions at Bharti Airtel Ltd., Essar Aegis Ltd., Exhibitions India Group, and Aptech Education across corporate communication, PR, marketing communications, and digital marketing.

Shivaram Lakshminarayan Joins Ruder Finn India as COO

Integrated communications consultancy, Ruder Finn India, has appointed Shivaram Lakshminarayan as Chief Operations Officer, emphasizing its dedication to strategic growth and operational excellence. Based in the Bangalore office, Lakshminarayan will assume a crucial role in propelling business expansion and ensuring operational efficiency. His dynamic responsibilities include overseeing client solutions, driving new business development, closely collaborating with practices, and optimising operations.

Boasting an extensive industry tenure exceeding 21 years, Lakshminarayan specialises in brand reputation, corporate communications, leadership positioning, employee communications, investor relations, and crisis management. In his prior role, he successfully built and managed nationwide teams, collaborated with global leadership, and enhanced practices, all while streamlining SOPs and SLAs for clients and teams.

Poulomi Roy takes up Corporate PR role at realme India

Formerly the Corporate Communications Lead at Oppo Mobiles India, Poulomi Roy has transitioned to realme India in the role of Corporate Communication PR.

She shared the news of her new position on her LinkedIn profile, mentioning, "Thrilled to announce my newest chapter post-motherhood! ? Excited to join the dynamic team at realme India Corporate PR, where I'll be crafting impactful headlines to elevate the brand's presence in India. Grateful for this opportunity and the unwavering support from the realme family. Let's embark on this exciting journey together! #NewBeginnings #realmeIndia #Gratitude"

Furthermore, she has been a part of Adfactors PR for a period exceeding six years.