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Appointments in brief

Anoop Manohar appointed as chief marketing officer, Axis Bank

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Anoop Manohar, since September 2021, has helmed the chief marketer duties at Axis Bank.

He takes over the responsibility from Asha Kharga who moved on from the bank in March this year to join the Mahindra Group as chief customer and brand officer.

Manohar, before joining Axis Bank, was with The Coca-Cola Company for a near-decade. His last role was handling the marketing duties of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea from Jakarta, Indonesia.

In a career of two decades, he, apart from The Coca-Cola Company and Axis Bank, has worked at Hindustan Unilever (HUL), PepsiCo, and Marico.

Swiggy’s Creative Director Shikha Gupta moves on to join a Fintech startup

Swiggy’s Creative Director, Shikha Gupta has recently moved on from the food company to join Slice, a fintech startup. She has joined as creative head. The appointment was announced by Shikha on her LinkedIn profile. She joined Swiggy in December 2017 as General Manager – Creative. Prior to that, she was with Urban Ladder as content manager.

An Arts graduate from Christ University, Bangalore, in the past she has also worked with Rediffusion-Y&R as creative partner, Thinxworks, Rezonant Design and grey Worldwide in the past

TV9 Network ropes in Anshuman Tiwari as Editor of Money9

TV9 Network is further strengthening the leadership at TV9 Digital with the appointment of Anshuman Tiwari as Editor of Money9. Veteran journalist Rakesh Khar, who launched Money9 in record time, will assume a larger role as Business and Economy Editor of the Network.

Anshuman belongs to a rare breed of journalists with an impeccable grip on public-personal finance synergy. He is known for his innovative and simple style of explaining complex issues of personal finance, public finance economy and capital market.

He is a recipient of prestigious Ramanath Goenka Award, the WAN-IFRA International award for investigative Journalism and, most recently, the ENBA award for the best economic show on digital platforms.

He is a Chevening fellow and has had brief stints with global media brands like Financial Times, London and Dayton News Chronicle, Ohio, USA.

Speaking on Anshuman’s appointment, Barun Das, CEO, TV9 Network said, “TV9 Network is India’s largest television news network with the strongest presence across languages. While language audiences have always been under-served in terms of personal finance, that need gap has only widened with rapid financialization and digitization of semi-urban and rural India. Money9 will serve the finest personal finance content in simple, easy-to-consume formats, accessible in multiple languages. I am confident we will deliver on this promise with Anshuman leading the Money9 editorial team. His knack for breaking down the most complex issues of the economy and public policy and how they impact an individual’s purse, are well known. With him, I am confident, we will set new standards for personal finance journalism in India.”

Speaking on his appointment, Anshuman Tiwari said, “After seven fantastic years at India Today, I am excited at the prospect of creating something new in the area of personal finance which has always been a matter of passion for me. I am delighted that I will be able to pursue my profession and passion at the TV9 Network which is a leading platform in the industry.’’

CarDekho appoints Mayank Gupta as CFO

CarDekho Group, India’s leading auto-tech company, has further fortified its leadership team by appointing Mayank Gupta as chief financial officer. Mayank will oversee financial, compliance, legal and investor relations areas and will also be responsible for managing the processes for financial planning and reporting, risk management, etc as the company looks ahead to an IPO. Operating out of the CarDekho Gurugram office, he will be reporting to CarDekho CEO & Co-Founder Amit Jain.

Mayank Gupta brings in rich experience of over 20 years, including 14 years at GE. He has also worked with leading corporate brands such as Maruti Suzuki, Ecom Express and Tata 1mg.

Before joining CarDekho, Mayank was with Tata 1mg where he was instrumental in the e-health startup 1mg’s strategic stake sale to the Tata group. He also helped e-logistics startup Ecom Express scale-up 4x profitably while raising multiple rounds of capital. At GE, he was the CFO of its three businessesin South Asia – Oil and Gas, Transportation and Aviation businesses, and also worked across the world in various businesses. He had played a key role in helping GE bag the largest ‘Make in India’ project from Indian Railways.

Amit Jain – CEO & co-founder CarDekho Group,said, “2021 has been a remarkable year for CarDekho, as the company has entered the Unicorn Club. As we move forward I am delighted to welcome Mayank Gupta to the CarDekho family. Mayank’s proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking and financial acumenwill benefit the company in the next phase of its growth.His knowledge will contribute to strategizing financial priorities as we scale our operations and pursue our path to profitability.”

Speaking on his association with CarDekho Group, Mayank Gupta said: “I am excited to be a part of a growing company and its talented team which has achieved several milestones in the past.Now as a part of the leadership group, I will work to ensure the company execute its strategic plan, accelerate its growth and deliver value for its stakeholders.”

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