Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, today appointed Rafi Qadar Khan as executive vice president, Weber Shandwick India. Based in Delhi, Khan will report to Valerie Pinto, chief executive officer, Weber Shandwick India.
Khan will oversee client delivery and focus on the implementation of the firm’s strategy to deliver robust and engaging client work. He will play an integral role in strengthening current business, while providing strategic counsel on business development within the market.
Khan brings over 20 years of communications experience to Weber Shandwick. He joins from Cohn and Wolfe in India where he led the agency’s strategic growth and was at the forefront of diversifying the firm’s client portfolio. He has extensive experience in brand creation and positioning, entry strategy and integrated marketing.
“In this era of engagement, we need to keep abreast of emerging trends and evolving client needs. With Rafi’s appointment, I believe that we have acquired a great asset who can further mentor our teams to embrace the transformation afoot in media and help Weber Shandwick stay ahead of the curve,” said Valerie Pinto, chief executive officer, Weber Shandwick India.
“This is an exciting phase in the communications industry,” Khan said. “I am thrilled to be a part of the growing network at Weber Shandwick in India. I look forward to working with this talented and diverse team of professionals and am sure that, together, we can deliver impactful campaigns and results.”