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Washington, DC, United States, 2010/10/06 - Sukanti Ghosh, former head of corporate affairs at Barclays Bank PLC in India, has been named managing director of APCO Worldwide's India offices, Brad Staples, CEO for APCO in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and India.
Sukanti Ghosh, former head of corporate affairs at Barclays Bank PLC in India, has been named managing director of APCO Worldwide's India offices, Brad Staples, chief executive officer for APCO in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and India, announced today.
"Sukanti brings impressive leadership experience in managing companies through the complex obstacles and opportunities present in today's globally interconnected business landscape," said Staples. "India is an extremely important market for our clients and APCO, and Sukanti's high level of expertise in communication and positioning will be a significant asset in helping our clients and our company navigate the Indian marketplace."
Over the course of his professional career, Ghosh oversaw national corporate affairs teams in India and overseas. Prior to his role at Barclays, he served as head of corporate and product communications at BankMuscat SAOG, based in Oman. He also led the public relations divisions of TBWA India and Contract Advertising India Limited, where he worked with blue-chip national and multinational clients.
"APCO boasts an incredibly talented team of senior industry experts who serve a wide variety of clients worldwide with public affairs, corporate advisory and strategic communication services," said Ghosh. "I look forward to helping to grow the company's presence and capabilities in India. We will focus on assisting Indian clients in capitalizing on global opportunities, while also helping global businesses successfully enter and grow market share within the dynamic Indian market."
Ghosh joins a dynamic team of experts in India, including Lalit Mansingh, former Indian ambassador to the United States and the United Arab Emirates and former Indian high commissioner to the UK and Nigeria. Ghosh's specialties include change management and communication; stakeholder engagement; development of communication policies, processes and benchmarks; executive positioning; crisis communication; media training and management; and corporate responsibility. He also brings extensive experience working with and writing for the Indian print and broadcast media.
Ghosh serves on the international advisory board of PublicAffairsAsia and is a member of the Gold Standard Awards' international judging panel.
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide (apcoworldwide.com) is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune's Global 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business.