Deputy managing director Razvi quits MindShare for CNN

MindShare deputy managing director Kevin Razvi is leaving the media agency to join US satellite broadcaster Turner Broadcasting Systems’ CNN International.

MindShare deputy managing director Kevin Razvi is leaving the media

agency to join US satellite broadcaster Turner Broadcasting Systems’ CNN

International.



CNN would not give details of his appointment but Razvi is understood to

be joining in a senior capacity.



The broadcaster denied Razvi’s new position would be commercial

director, as suggested by our sister publication Campaign.



Razvi’s move to CNN coincides with the broadcaster’s drive to beef up

its European management team.



TBS’s UK sales operation is run by sales director Lawson Muncaster who

was appointed in January from Mills & Allen (Media Business, 17

January).



Razvi, who oversaw new business together with MindShare managing

director Simon Rees, has been at the WPP agency since it was

established.



He has worked his way through the ranks, being promoted from managing

partner to deputy managing director in March last year.



Razvi was responsible for the Kellogg’s account as well as LG

Electronics, acquired in October last year.



His departure comes at a time when MindShare is expanding its dotcom

client portfolio. Recent wins include the online betting company Blue

Square, ethnic portal Silicon Valley and travel site TravelSelect.



Its other accounts include BT, Argos, Bass Taverns, Eagle Star Insurance

and De Beer Consolidated Mining.



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