R&PM:Edelman Expands Leadership Team, Announces New Focus Areas for India

Bangalore, India, September 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- R&PM:Edelman has announced a new leadership team to leverage its strengths and enhance its position in India, with a focus on building additional capabilities to meet the Technology, Public Affairs, Digital and Social Engagement needs of its clients.

Mr Amit Misra, a professional of 15 years standing who joins the company from October 1, 2008, will head operations in Delhi while Ms Ophira Samuel-Bhatia, who has been with the company for 13 years, will now head the operations in Mumbai.

Roma Pereira-Talwar, a professional of 19 years experience, will be Director - National Lifestyle and Healthcare Practices, Sachin Talwar, who has spent 17 years with the company, has been appointed Director - National Corporate Practice, while Allwyn Fernandes, who was a journalist for 25 years and has been in corporate communications for the last 14 years, has been appointed Director - Social Engagement in addition to his role as Director of the Media Practice. All will report to Roger C B Pereira, CEO and Managing Director.

“In the four years since we have entered the market, Edelman has invested in our people and in our operations. These appointments underscore those investments and strengthen our foundation for accelerated growth in the coming years,” Mr Alan VanderMolen, President, Asia Pacific, said.

Mr Pereira said: “Our company has completed 21 glorious years this year. Over these years, we have had the opportunity of partnering global and Indian icons to create meaningful business outcomes using creative communications strategies. In the process, we have built what is unquestionably the most enviable track record of path breaking case studies and recognition through some of the world’s most prestigious awards for this industry. We expect the next 21 years to be even more rewarding with the new leadership team in place.”

About Edelman
Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with 3,200 employees in 53 offices worldwide. In Asia Pacific, Edelman has 18 offices and is the second largest firm in the region. Asia-Pacific Edelman was named PR WEEK's Asia Network of the Year in 2007. The firm was also rated the industry's best in 2007 by MEDIA MAGAZINE. For more information, visit www.edelman.com. or www.edelmanapac.com.

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