APCO Opens in India
Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2007) – APCO Worldwide, continuing its rapid growth in Asia, officially launched new offices in two cities in India, Mumbai and New Delhi, Margery Kraus, president and chief executive office, announced today.
"India's fast and massive growth over the last few years makes it a crucial market for many of our clients," said Kraus. "We have been operating successfully in New Delhi since the start of 2007 and assembling a first-rate team, working for existing APCO global clients as well as winning a number of significant new accounts. Today we formally launch offices in New Delhi and Mumbai."
Dev Dasgupta, founder and former chief executive of a leading Indian management consultancy firm, serves as managing director of APCO in India. He has almost two decades of experience helping companies successfully set up their business operations in the region.
"APCO brings a uniquely integrated service offering to India, with our combination of investment consulting, government relations and strategic communication services," said Dasgupta. "Our diverse team has expertise across the spheres of business, government and the media. This experience can be leveraged on behalf of our clients entering the India market for the first time, as well as those with an established presence here already, who are looking to grow their business further."
The launch event was held today in New Delhi in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in India. It included a roundtable discussion featuring leading members of the business community who focused on the challenges facing Indian companies looking to expand their operations abroad.
"Given our strong presence in the United States and Europe, APCO is an ideal partner to facilitate Indian companies' expansion into global markets," said Christian Murck, chief executive officer of APCO in Asia. "Our impressive global team of senior consultants and International Advisory Council members, including former elected politicians and ambassadors, uniquely qualifies APCO to assist these emerging multinationals with their expansion overseas."
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO was named 2007 PR Agency of the Year by PRNews; 2006 Agency of the Year by PRWeek; 2007, 2006 and 2005 European Consultancy of the Year by Public Affairs News; and 2004 Public Affairs Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report. Clients include corporations, governments, industry associations and nonprofit organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO includes among its clients seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune’s Global 500. Core services include corporate, investor and internal communication; crisis management; issue management; government relations; litigation communication; media relations; coalition building; opinion research; market entry; corporate responsibility; and online communication. APCO is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.