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The post of CEO of Ogilvy & Mather India was lying vacant since 2008 when the then CEO Pratap Bose resigned.
Steve Easterbrook will succeed Don Thompson who decided to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's on 1 March 2015.
According to S&P analyst Howard Silverblatt, the profit of 18 billion US dollar was the largest profit ever made by a public company in the corporate history worldwide.
Jagannathan Chakravarthi was on 23 January 2015 appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited with effect from 1 April 2015.
EIB is a long-term lending institution of the European Union. The loan will be utilised for lending to private businesses in India. The agreement was signed on 19 January 2015. The agreement was facilitated by SBI Capital Markets.
Emami International FZE, a subsidiary of Emami Group, on 22 January 2015 acquired 66.67 percent controlling stake in Australia-based Fravin Pty Limited.
The 100 percent stake was sold to US-based company Centerbridge Partners for 7200 crore rupees. The proceeds from sale of stake will be utilised towards debt reduction.
Apple Inc on 21 January 2015 acquired United Kingdom based startup firm Semetric Ltd to add music analytics tool in its devices.
Through this joint venture, Snapdeal aims to create a multi-nodal electronic shopping avenue for customers and it aims to take the DEN TV shop to 100 million households across India
The mobile messaging application WhatsApp on 21 January 2015 unveiled a new service for sending messages from a Web browser.
Alibaba.com and CII will collaborate and develop various trade opportunities and online promotions to facilitate greater economic engagement between Indian and Chinese small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
As Head of Sales, his responsibilities would include increasing commercial opportunities for Twitter in India and to work closely with brands and agencies to maximise value of real-time marketing.
Relbanks compiled and released the list of 66 largest banks in the world by market capitalisation as on 31 December 2014. India’s SBI, HDFC and ICICI are featured in the list.
NASA and Nissan announced formation of a five-year research and development partnership to jointly develop advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare it for commercial application of the technology.
Earlier, he was based in Singapore with Unilever as Vice-President — South Asia, HPC & Foods Marketing Operations.
Siddhartha Chatterjee was on 14 January 2015 appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Persistent Systems Ltd with effect from 14 January 2015 itself.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on 15 January 2015 unveiled its flagship phablet Mi Note in Beijing, China.
Tarun Rai was appointed as CEO of J Walter Thompson South Asia.
Das will mentor the Jio division of Reliance Retail in developing a long-term evolution (LTE) device ecosystem for Reliance Jio’s growth in the telecom space.
The order was issued by Kavita Gupta, additional director general of foreign trade, Mumbai. The order also cancelled its nominated agency certificate (NAC). NAC is the mandatory document needed for direct import of precious metals.
Flight Search Tool allows you to search directly for flights within Google to quickly find, compare and book flights from your mobile device, tablet or desktop.
Zomato announced to acquire Urbanspoon- US based food portal for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal.
Deepak Parekh was on 12 January 2015 appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of BAE Systems India (Services) Private Limited with effect from 1 January 2015.
Adani Enterprises and US-based SunEdison signed a joint venture (JV) to build the solar park at Mundra, Gujarat in India.
The deal is aimed at boosting the financial services offering by Tech Mahindra so as reach the top line target of 5 billion US dollar by 2015.
Vistara airline a joint venture of Tata-SIA started its flight operation in India.
Kotak Mahindra Bank secured its shareholders approval for amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank. It was announced by the Kotak Mahindra Bank.
The messenger will allow users to chat using the website or mobile app. The messenger has been integrated into Quikr’s mobile app, mobile site and website.
Synechron specializes in software integration and business consulting. The acquisition by the New York-Based Synechron is to expand its footprints in Europe.
Chat application Hike messenger on 8 January 2015 acquired US-based free voice-calling company Zip Phone to launch free voice calling. However, the details of acquisition were not disclosed.