The Telegraph has appointed OMD UK’s managing director Aki Mandhar as chief operating officer. Mandhar leaves OMD after having joined as managing director from MediaCom at the end of 2015. In her new role, she will report directly to Nick Hugh, chief executive of The Telegraph and will be responsible for commercial content, newspaper production and circulation, events and commercial operations.
Aki is stepping into the role Hugh left when he became chief executive following Murdoch MacLennan’s appointment as deputy chairman.
Prior to OMD, Aki was managing director for TED@MediaCom where she led the agency’s dedicated entertainment division. She has also been managing director of MediaCom’s employer brands arm Career and general manager at TMP Worldwide/Monster.com.
Mandhar’s appointment is part of The Telegraph’s commitment to drive change within the UK media industry. This includes diversifying into new revenue streams such as travel, financial services and events.
“It’s wonderful to welcome Aki to The Telegraph. Her wealth of experience and industry knowledge make her a key addition to the company and she will play a major role in the commercial development of our business,” Hugh said.
Congratulations to Aki and Nick and The Telegraph team on another Victorious Partnership.