Arun Sudhaman 30 May 2023 // 7:03AM GMT
SINGAPORE — Fast-growing consultancy Redhill has named Manisha Seewal as president, after the marketing executive joined the firm as senior advisor last year.
Seewal's elevation means she will now focus on the agency's business and operational functions, as Redhill seeks to accelerate its global growth after breaking into the Global 250 this year, and ranking second among Fast Movers.
Seewal told PRovoke Media that her new role will not change reporting lines among Redhill's senior team. She will continue working with Redhill founder and CEO Jacob Puthenparambil.
“Having worked with Manisha for the past months, I’m happy to welcome her into her new role as president," said Puthenparambil. "Especially during our critical growth juncture, I’m confident that she will further strengthen Redhill’s capabilities in the long term."
Before joining Redhill, Seewal was the CMO of Gumtree, Carsguide, and Autotrader in Australia. Prior to that, she was the first group CMO of Southeast Asian car marketplace Carro – where she scaled the company’s marketing team from just three people to more than 70 across Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, while also serving as CEO of subsidiary Jualo.com. Seewal has also worked in senior marketing positions for financial institutions including Tokio Marine, HSBC and Aviva.
Seewal's arrival comes as Redhill enters three new markets in recent months — Middle East, UK and US — and also inks alliances with Sri Lanka's PR Wire and Singapore's Aroca Consulting Group.
“With its 200-person formidable team and a vast global presence, Redhill is the world’s second fastest growing PR agency that is ready for the next stage of growth," said Seewal. "It is time we connect our new business acquisitions with a strategic lens to unleash Redhill’s potential as a full-stack communications agency."