New Delhi, October 18, 2010: Avian Media, a specialist communication consultancy, announced the appointment of Girish Huria as their Chief Operating Officer. In his new role he will be responsible for aligning and strengthening the firms operations and also drive growth and profitability of the firm.
Girish has over 13 years of experience, which includes leading several corporate and brand reputation programmes. His expertise also lie in financial, employee and crisis communications. Having moved from auditing books of accounts to communications, Girish enjoys working with clients across diverse sectors.
"We are delighted that someone of Girish’s calibre has joined the team as we move into an exciting new chapter where we aim to touch new horizons and further strengthen our foothold in the industry." said Mr. Nitin Mantri, Chief Executive Officer of Avian Media. “Girish not only has experience of working across many sectors, he comes to Avian with very strong foundation in strategy and planning” he further added.
Prior to joining Avian Media, Girish was Managing Partner, Genesis Burson-Marsteller and was one of the region head leading the North and East Markets, where he was responsible for the growth and profitability of the region. At Genesis B-M, Girish was instrumental in leading campaigns for General Electric, Pepsi Brands, Ford Motors and Vodafone besides several others in the BFSI, Aviation, Consulting and Telecom space.
Commenting on his appointment, Girish Huria, COO, Avian Media, said, “I am delighted to be given an opportunity to work with Avian Media, especially at such an exciting time when the company is growing rapidly. I look forward to an exciting journey - managing and strategising across a diverse set of clients and overseeing a bright young team. It will be my endeavour to contribute towards planning on various accounts and add more respected brands to the existing Avian client portfolio.”
Given his hunger to learn and grow, Girish has been part of several learning sessions including courses run by WPP. He is also the only Indian PR professional to successfully complete the ICCO training on ‘Negotiation Skills’ for which he was awarded the Certificate of Merit.
Prior to joining Genesis Burson-Marsteller, Girish worked with a Chartered Accountancy firm in Mumbai, where he was involved in Statutory / Internal Audits of Corporate and Banks. Girish is a Post Graduate in Business Administration.
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About Avian Media:
Avian Media is a specialist communications consultancy that drives its reputation from delivering high quality Public Relations. We conceptualize, build and implement communications programme that provide our clients with a sustainable competitive advantage, far exceeding what is delivered by others today in the market. We are committed to our clients’ success and like to measure our success with their business growth. We are a passionate team of people who are dedicated to deliver the highest quality in what we do, thus giving Avian Media enviable reputation in the market.