global communications and marketing solutions firm Weber Shandwick has announced the appointment of Kavita Lakhani as director -operations. Kavita will work closely with Rohan Kanchan, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick India, to bring alive the ‘We Solve’ approach for clients, people and processes.

Rohan Kanchan

Together, their focus will be on strengthening client relationships, building a culture of excellence, and supporting clients with effective solutions, as they navigate current and future challenges.

A corporate communications professional with over 25 years of experience in marketing communications, public relations and digital marketing, Kavita has counselled a wide range of senior executives and organisations across a broad array of initiatives.

Her expertise lies in client relationship management, media and influencer relations, brand alliances, and consumer promotions. Most recently, Kavita was executive director at Lintas Live (GolinOpinion) with the MullenLowe Lintas Group.

Valerie Pinto

Valerie Pinto, CEO, Weber Shandwick India, said, “We are proud to have an industry stalwart such as Kavita join our leadership team to spearhead ouroperations in India.

“We believe that Rohan’s strengths in strategy and advisory along with Kavita’s diverse communications expertise will bolster our employee engagement and enhance the client experience across the region,” Pinto said.

Weber Shandwick India was named Consultancy of the Year at the PRovoke Sabre Awards 2020, South Asia PR Agency of the Year at the PR Week Asia Awards 2020, and the Regional Network of the Year at the ICCO Global Awards 2020.