Communications and PR agency Redhill has brought on board marketer Manisha Seewal (pictured) as its senior international advisor. Working closely with Redhill’s CEO Jacob Puthenparambil, Seewal will take primary responsibility for driving Redhill’s operational performance, scaling its international presence, and unlocking additional growth opportunities.
Seewal brings over two decades of marketing experience in advertising, banking, InsurTech, startups, and e-classifieds across the Asia Pacific. Her most recent role as chief marketing officer of Gumtree, Carsguide, and Autotrader saw her lead the digital transformation of all three brands’ marketing and editorial functions in Australia.
Prior to that, as group chief marketing officer of Southeast Asia’s first Unicorn online car marketplace, Carro, Seewal scaled the company’s marketing function from a three-person team to over 70 strong across Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Concurrently, Seewal also served as the chief executive officer of Jualo.com, Indonesia’s third-largest e-classified marketplace.
“Redhill has accelerated its growth organically and through acquisitions over the past few years. Seewal's role will help build on our momentum. She is a seasoned operational leader with deep experience in the marketing and digital transformation space in the Southeast Asia and Australia region. She’s well-positioned to help the company execute on our international expansion plans while driving operational improvements. I am delighted to welcome Manisha to our team,” said Jacob Puthenparambil, founder and CEO, Redhill.
“I am delighted to join the Redhill team at a pivotal time in the company’s international growth. With several recent acquisitions, new service offerings, industry partnerships and a highly experienced core team, we have a strong foundation in place as we write the next chapter of our growth. I look forward to imparting my knowledge of the industry to help take the company to greater heights,” Seewal said.
Redhill currently has approximately 200 employees, and recently acquired Singapore-based video production company VS Story and establishing a new sustainability arm this year to strengthen its presence and service offering across all its markets. Most recently, Redhill launched its operations into the UK and earlier this year the agency acquired Hong Kong-based Creative Consulting Group (CCG) to service clients in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.