Mallikarjundas CR decides to move on from Starcom, headed to a GEC

It is learnt from industry sources that Mallikarjundas CR, Group CEO, Starcom India, has put in his papers. The sources further said that he is headed to a leading General Entertainment channel. 

This has been Malli’s (as he is popularly known) second stint with Starcom India. He had joined the agency in June 2011. Malli assumed his current role of Group CEO in July 2016 following a restructure in the top management of Publicis Media India. He was earlier with Starcom India from August 2003 to February 2005, where he was Media Director. 

Prior to joining Starcom in 2011, Malli was COO, Madison Media Infinity & Head, Madison Media Research Centre. He had also worked with Tata Interactive Systems for two years as Deputy Practice Head – Simulations. 

Adgully tried reaching out to Malli and Starcom officials for comments on this development, but received no response till the time of filing this report. 

Further news is awaited.

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