Ruder Finn promotes Atul Sharma to CEO of Ruder Finn India, as well as head of Middle East for the firm. Sharma has been with the firm since 2018, previously serving as managing director, vice president of Ruder Finn India, responsible for overall management and operations. Before joining Ruder Finn, he was COO at Genesis Burson-Marsteller (now Genesis BCW). In his new position, Sharma will continue to lead his team in India, and grow Ruder Finn’s team in the Middle East as he spearheads the initiative to expand Ruder Finn’s footprint in the region. “As a respected industry veteran his strong understanding of business growth but also staying ahead of the curve with innovation makes him a strong leader to drive this next chapter of growth for us,” said Ruder Finn regional director, Asia, Elan Shou.
Ankura Consulting Group tabs Dana White, who served as chief Pentagon spokesperson for former Defense Secretary James Mattis, to serve as business group leader of its global strategic advisory practice. White was most recently chief communications officer at Hyundai Motor North America. She has also held strategic communications and business development positions at Renault-Nissan Alliance and Northrop Grumman. At Ankura, White is tasked with expanding the group's services. “Her experience as a trusted advisor to top U.S. government officials and C-suite executives makes her uniquely qualified to lead and expand our global strategic advisory group," said Ankura Consulting Group CEO Kevin Lavin.
Infogain, a Silicon Valley-based company that provides digital platform and software engineering services, hires Neha Kathuria as CMO. Kathuria joins the company from tech consulting firm LTIMindtree, where she was head of global marketing. She has also worked on global marketing teams at Infosys and Genpact. Based in London, Kathuria will drive Infogain’s strategic brand vision and lead marketing ideation and execution. “Neha’s experience in the digital IT services industry will be valuable as we continue to grow. She is well positioned to activate Infogain’s brand vision and strategy,” said Infogain CEO Ayan Mukerji.