Communication Expert, Business Developer Joins APCO as Director in Mumbai
Mumbai (April 21, 2011) - Tushar Panchal, an accomplished consultant with more than 15 years of experience in business communication and management, joins APCO Worldwide as a director of strategic communication and public affairs, Sukanti Ghosh, managing director of the company’s India offices, announced today.
“We welcome Tushar to APCO at an exciting time, and I look forward to working with him as our offices in India continue to grow,” said Ghosh. “His eagerness to innovate and his expertise in public affairs, media relations and crisis management will certainly help raise APCO’s visibility as a leading communication firm in India.”
Prior to joining APCO, Panchal served as chief executive officer of HANSA Public Relations in Mumbai, where he managed a network of seven offices and oversaw the company’s integration efforts following a successful merger into the R K SWAMY HANSA Group. Earlier in his career, he was vice president at Rediffusion Dentsu Young & Rubicam, where he expanded the company’s client roster, opened a new branch office and established a social media communication service. He was also formerly head of corporate strategy at Lexicon PR and Corporate Consultants, an affiliate of Fleishman-Hillard Inc., where his clients included Timex, Huawei Technologies and the Egypt Tourist Authority.
Remarking on his new position at APCO, Panchal said: “I am excited to join the APCO Worldwide team and am hopeful that my experience and skills will boost APCO’s presence both locally and globally. India is growing at 9 percent per year, and there is strong demand for high-quality strategic communication and public affairs services. I look forward to helping the company bring the best of its experience and innovative solutions to India and further strengthening APCO’s position in the market.”
In addition to his formal career pursuits, Panchal conducts training programs on corporate management and strategies and speaks frequently on branding and public relations.
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune's Global 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.
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