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PHD appoints new CEO for India

Mumbai, India – Omnicom Media Group-owned media agency PHD has roped in communications veteran Monaz Todywalla as its new chief executive officer for India. 

Todywalla comes with close to two decades of extensive experience in the field of media and marketing and communications. She served as vice president of growth & strategy at media planning agency Wavemaker India for 11 years, and prior to that, she was deputy general manager and later on, senior vice president of communications agency Madison Communications from the year 2003 – 2014.

Talking about her new role, Monaz said, “I am excited about working with the talented and diverse team at PHD India, fostering creativity and inclusiveness in a space that is already abuzz with innovative thought. Coupled with a solution-oriented and richly-curious ethos at PHD, I am looking forward to leveraging my experience and helping our clients make the leap in a rapidly changing business landscape.”

CEO of PHD APAC James Hawkins believes that with Todywalla, PHD could not have asked for a more experienced, skilled and innovative thinker to lead the India team.

“With Monaz’s strong emphasis on cross-functional, multi-disciplinary work, and her focus on creating an inclusive work environment, I am absolutely confident that Monaz will lead PHD India to greater heights,” said Hawkins.

PHD is a global communications planning and media buying agency network. Its operations expand North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.

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Multinational IT firm Cognizant names Jane Livesey as CEO for ANZ

Sydney, Australia – International professional services Cognizant has announced that it has appointed former managing partner of PwC, Jane Livesey as its newest CEO for Cognizant Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). She starts assuming the role on Aug. 31, 2020. 

At PwC, Livesey led over 800 IT professionals for the company’s technology consulting practice team in Australia. 

Livesey’s professional credentials also trail back to being a tech managing director for Accenture ANZ with a lengthy service of 12 years. 

“We are delighted to welcome Jane to Cognizant. We are confident that her extensive technology consulting experience, client centricity, [and] leadership qualities and personal brand will help us grow our business exponentially in Australia-New Zealand,” Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries said. 

As a recognized advocate for women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), Livesay said that in line with Cognizant’s commitment to society, one of her priorities is to leverage the company’s collective passion, experience, and skills to support community programs as everyone continues to navigate the impacts of the pandemic.” 

“I am delighted to be a part of Cognizant and look forward to enabling businesses and institutions in ANZ to keep on top of era-defining innovations and drive growth in the face of continuous technological and market changes,” said Livesey. 

“My priority is to provide ANZ enterprises and governments with high-quality, market-leading digital transformation capabilities that enhance the lives of people,” she added.