NEW DELHI—Cohn & Wolfe has named Charlotte Chunawala as CEO of its new Cohn & Wolfe India operation, responsible for all operations in India, providing strategic client counsel, leading new business efforts and ensuring integration with the agency’s offices across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
The appointment comes after the Holmes Report revealed Cohn & Wolfe's India launch earlier this year.
Chunawala will report to Donna Imperato, CEO of Cohn & Wolfe, and be supported by Dolly Tayal, who will run the Mumbai office, and Piyal Banerjee, who will head the Delhi office.
Chunawala’s global experience includes over 15 years of agency and consultant work in the UK, Europe and South Asia where she managed high-profile client programs as CEO of Good Relations India and the general manager of Edelman Brussels, where she helped build the agency’s public affairs offer and led business for Toy Industries of Europe, Chiquita and Pfizer.
With offices in Mumbai and Delhi, Cohn & Wolfe India will be supported by former Unilever India communications head Irfan Khan, who will serve as chairman of the board, and Prema Sagar, head of sister agency Genesis Burson-Marsteller, who will sit on the board and serve in a mentoring role as the agency continues its expansion.
The opening of Cohn & Wolfe India is the latest of several endeavors by Cohn & Wolfe to build its presence in Asia, including last year’s acquisitions of impactasia and XPR in China and Southeast Asia, respectively. The agency now has eight offices in the Asia-Pacific region.