Perception picks new CEO

Malaysia – Independent Malaysian stakeholder relations consultancy Perception Management has promoted Kishore Ravuri (pictured) to chief executive officer of the agency effective 1 January 2013.

Ravuri previously served a term with global firm Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Mumbai before joining Perception Management in 2006, with his most recent role being director of client services.

In his six years with the agency, he held roles including special assistant to founder Dr Millicent Danker while supporting the company’s clients and partners in emerging markets including India, Vietnam, Zambia, Ghana and Malaysia as client services director.

He has been a PR and communications practitioner for more than a decade with experience in journalism, media management, corporate communications, brand management, Internal communications, corporate social responsibility and crisis communications.

Speaking on the worldwide media scene, Ravuri said, “Media continues to be a powerful and intelligent conduit between business entities and its complex ecosystem of multiple stakeholders. To unleash this power is to be able to provide content which will not only educate the readers but will also stimulate an intellectual discussion, and even offer fresh perspectives and learning.”

He also adds that when using media, companies and CEOs must take the opportunity to not only share stories, which may be viewed by the readers and even editors with scepticism, but also participate in the industry dialogue, deliberate on issues and challenges, provide insights on sustainable solutions, share global trends and local application.

While being delighted on Ravuri’s appointment, Dr Danker said, “We have been in business for over 17 years now and continue to have a varied client portfolio including key government agencies and high-profile brands which Ravuri is well placed to serve, given his global and local experience.”

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