Last fortnight ICAI elected its new torchbearers – Manoj Fadnis as president and M. Devaraja Reddy as vice-president – for the year 2015-16. A fellow of the ICAI for the last 28 years, Fadnis was vice-president, institute, for the council year 2014-15. An illustrious and versatile accountancy professional, he passed his B Com from Indore University and qualified as a chartered accountant in January 1987. He has been in practice ever since. Reddy was a central council member for the period 2010-13 and was re-elected to the central council of ICAI for a second term for 2013-16. He qualified the CA examination in November 1987 and thereafter started independent professional practice in Hyderabad.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, the express transportation company, has named David Ross as president of its new Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEIA) region. In his new role, Ross will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of this newly-formed region, headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Ross has spent more than 30 years in the global logistics industry and has held several executive level positions for FedEx Express since joining the company in 1992.
Prabal Basu, finance director, Balmer Lawrie, has been selected as the next chairman of the company. Basu will take over the charge from the present chairman Viren Sinha, who is retiring on 31 July this year. The 52-year-old Basu, the youngest chairman-to-be of Balmer Lawrie, was instrumental in the restructuring and the growth of the company. He was among the eight candidates who appeared before the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) in January this year for the top job of the Kolkata-based mini ratna public
> creative director, DDB Mudra group. * In his new role, he will bring his cre- 2 ative sense to drive the bite across all communication elements, including brand messaging, show promotions and short format content for multi-screen consumption.
Godrej has announced senior management movements in three of its publicly-listed entities. P. Ganesh, CFO, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) will take charge as the chief financial officer and company secretary for Godrej Industries limited (GIL). V. Srinivasan, executive director, Godrej Properties Limited (GPL), will move to GCPL as chief financial officer and company secretary, while also stepping down from the GPL Board of Directors. Mohit Malhotra, who currently heads the Business Development function and the NCR region for Godrej Properties, will be inducted as an executive director on the Board of Directors of the company. All these changes will take effect from 1 April 2015.
Vodafone India has announced that Naveen Chopra, director, Vodafone Business Services (vbs), will succeed Sunil Sood as chief operating officer for Vodafone India with effect 1 April 2015. This follows the earlier announcement of Sood succeeding Marten Pieters as managing director and chief executive officer with effect 1 April 2015. Chopra has, over the last five years ably led VBS into significant growth and expansion into new customer and product segments, to contribute substantially to Vodafone India’s business success.
Chopra joined Vodafone in 2004 as vice-president, corporate marketing, and, over the last 10 years, has done stints as CMO and, subsequently, successfully led the Mumbai and Rajasthan Circles as business head, before joining the executive committee as the director, VBS. His successor as director, Vodafone Business Services, will be announced in due course of time.
sector enterprise, wherein the shortlisted candidates included three internal candidates. The rest were from other PSUs.
On her own
Barkha Dutt has stepped down as NDTV group editor and is moving into a consulting role. She is in the process of setting up her own multi- media content company and policy group. However, according to NDTV chairman Prannoy Roy and co-chairperson Radhika Roy, Dutt will continue her association with the group as the anchor for the programmes Buck Stops Here on weeknights and We, The People on weekends.
MTV India has appointed Shalini Sethi as content & programming head, with Keegan Pinto joining as creative head. Both will report to MTV India EVP and business head Aditya Swamy. Sethi moves in from Bindass, where she was director, programming, and played a key role in launching the channel. She will be responsible for building original content for the channel. Working closely with young producers and talent, she will strengthen existing franchises while parallelly building new properties.
Prior to joining MTV, Pinto was company secretary, while also stepping down from the GPL Board of Directors. Mohit Malhotra, who currently heads the Business Development function and the