The World: Mumbai - TBWA\India hires Challapalli to head planning

TBWA\India has appointed Kalyan Challapalli, the head of strategic planning at Contract Advertising, as the new head of planning for its Mumbai office.

He will be responsible for overseeing TBWA\India's strategic offering, working across clients including Nissan, Visa and Pedigree.

He will also work on developing and initiating the company's "disruption" practice across all its Indian offices.

Shiv Sethuraman, the chief executive of TBWA\India Group, said: "Disruption is at the core of what we do and I was very keen to find absolutely the right person to lead it. Kalyan is a disruption practitioner at heart."