PRESS RELEASE Monday, 21 May 2007 ZenithOptimedia make key senior appointments in India and Vietnam Philip Talbot announced today two senior appointments in India and Vietnam. In India, Rabe.T. Iyer, the current General Manager of ZenithOptimedia Vietnam, will be relocated to run ZenithOptimedia Mumbai and will be responsible for the growing development of ZenithOptimedia’s operations in West and South India. Rabe will report to Ambika Srivastava, the CEO of ZenithOptimedia India. Commenting on this appointment, Philip Talbot said “Talent management is a key element in ZenithOptimedia's ongoing success in the region. We aim to give all our key employees the opportunity and support, so that they can realise their career expectations. Rabe is a great example of this. He has done a superb job for us in the 4 years he has been in Vietnam. In that time he has built the agency from the ground up to become one of the leading communication companies in Vietnam. Rabe is best suited to grow our Mumbai operation to match the success we have already had with our Delhi office” “Rabe’s rich experience with network, working with a blue chip client portfolio over the last four years makes him an ideal candidate to build our operation both in Mumbai and the South” says Ambika Srivastava CEO of ZenithOptimedia India” Rabe says “Vietnam has given me the laboratory experience in building capability and evolving the service portfolio in a landscape where consumers are high jumping traditional ways of interacting with brands. I 6/F, Room 606, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Tel: (+852) 2236 9080 Fax: (+852) 2250 7127 see the opportunity to apply this know-how to a market with similar dynamics as Vietnam at this time but at a much larger scale” Replacing Rabe in Vietnam will be Thomas De Foucaud, who joins as Managing Director. Thomas has been in Vietnam for 6 years and prior to this he was the Managing Director of TNS Media. Philip Talbot said about the appointment, “Thomas was the ideal candidate for us as we going into our second phase of development in Vietnam. Thomas has an in depth understanding of the media scene in Vietnam and how it is developing. He is also a businessman who understands client’s needs. Thomas will be able to bring these elements together to ensure we continue to provide the best services for our clients in this rapidly growing market” In a further move to strengthen the overall group structure, Venkat Kotamaraju has been named Associate General Manager for Zenithmedia. For further information please contact: Matt Semple Regional Development Director Tel: +852 2236 9083 email@example.com Ambika Srivastava CEO ZenithOptimedia India Tel: +91 124 4195 151 firstname.lastname@example.org Rabe T. Iyer General Manager, ZenithOptimedia Vietnam Tel: +84 8 827 6002 email@example.com About ZenithOptimedia: ZenithOptimedia (ZO) is one of the world's leading global media services agencies with 170 offices in 60 countries partnering global giants like Nestle, L’Oreal, HP, Heineken, Whirlpool, Puma, British Airways, Toyota and Sanofi-Aventis. ZenithOptimedia is committed to delivering to clients the best possible return on their advertising investment. This approach is supported by a unique system for strategy development and implementation, The ROI Blueprint. A suite of proprietary ZOOM (ZenithOptimedia Optimisation of Media) tools have been designed to add value and insight at each stage of the communication process.
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