Times OOH's Vikram Hemdev joins Laqshya Airport business as COO
By M4G Bureau - July 02, 2020
Joining the Laqshya Hyderabad Airport Media Pvt Ltd, Vikram replaces Shashi Sinha as he resigns from the company
Laqshya Media Group brings onboard Vikram Hemdev as COO – Laqshya Hyderabad Airport Media Pvt Ltd (LHAMPL), the joint venture between Laqshya Media Limited and GMR group.
Prior to joining Laqshya Media Group, Hemdev’s last assignment was with Times OOH as the Business Head – Traditional Out Of Home & Trading. He also successfully handled the Delhi Airport & Mumbai Airport advertising business during critical junctures.
He comes with 18 years of rich experience across the Media & Advertising landscape, Sales & Marketing, Business Operations and P&L Management. Vikram has been associated with the Bennett & Coleman Group for more than a decade handling multiple responsibilities across Radio, Activations, Airport Advertising & Traditional OOH. In the past he has worked with organisations such as Mercedes-Benz, McCann, Ogilvy, Indian Express & Mphasis.
Vikram is coming in place of Shashi Sinha who has helmed this business for over 10 years. Shashi has had a 12 years long and successful stint at Laqshya Group with all their business divisions – media assets, OMI and Hyderabad Airport. He moves on to a new assignment and we wish him all the very best in all his future endeavours.
About his new role, Hemdev, says, “I am very happy to be a part of Laqshya, especially at a time when the OOH industry is going through a reset. The next few months are the most challenging and all our collective experiences are going to get thoroughly tested. I am looking forward to add value, rebuild the airport advertising business, move it in a positive direction and hopefully set new benchmarks.”
Atul Shrivastava, CEO, Laqshya Media Group said, “Laqshya Media Group is very happy to welcome Vikram Hemdev as the COO of LHAMPL. Post lockdown the demand for travel is seeing a steady increase and air-travel is seen as one of the safest modes of transport. The dwell time at airports has increased significantly & consumers are more alert than ever. A lot of brands have already positioned themselves at Hyderabad Airport keeping the new normal in mind & it is only poised to increase further, very soon!
At this juncture we are delighted to have on board Vikram’s expertise and fresh ideas. I am sure he will take LHAMPL to greater heights. We wish him every success.”