August 16, 2016, Mumbai: Lodha Group today announced that Viral Oza has taken over as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
Viral Oza joins Lodha from Bennett Coleman & Company (Times of India group) where he was working as Director of Marketing. Prior to this, he was at Nokia (/Microsoft) since 2008 serving as Marketing Director and member of the India Leadership Team. At the start of this career, Viral spent 17 years with Unilever in India, Philippines and the UAE.
Shaleen Madan, Head of HR at Lodha said ‘We are extremely pleased to have Viral join us as a senior member of our leadership team. Over the last few years, Lodha has excelled at attracting and growing world-class talent from across industries and Viral will further strengthen our management as we seek to build upon our position as India’s largest real estate developer. Viral’s role will cover a wide array of customer facing activities including Marketing, Customer Care and Hospitality & Facility Management, so as to provide an integrated brand platform to consumers. He will guide and develop the current leadership team in our journey to make Lodha a much loved consumer brand. Lodha group is constantly evolving towards becoming one of India’s leading consumer goods companies, with a product focus on homes and offices, and we look forward to Viral’s leadership in shaping this journey.’
Commenting on his new role, Viral Oza said ‘Lodha as a brand and organization has always challenged the status quo to offer consumers the best in the category. I’m excited and look forward to playing a part in this journey towards making Lodha one of India’s leading brands’.
Lodha Group is India’s largest real estate developer with net sales of over Rs. 6400 crores in FY 15-16. Lodha Group has operations in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad in India and international presence in London.
About Lodha Group:
Established in 1980, privately held Lodha Group is India’s leading real estate developer and amongst the world’s select multinational real estate developers with presence in India and the United Kingdom. The company is one of the most profitable players in India and the largest by sales, having clocked over INR 6,400 Cr for FY 15-16. The company is currently developing around 41 million sq. ft. of prime residential real estate globally with the largest land reserves in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and has 41 ongoing projects across London, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune and Hyderabad. In FY 2015-16, Lodha Group delivered 3.3 crore sq ft of real estate and 6,800 units across projects.
Lodha Group has several landmark developments to its credit including World One, Mumbai, the world’s tallest residential tower, and has brought some of the top global names including Armani/Casa, Trump, Philippe Starck, Jade Jagger, Greg Norman and Pei Cobb Freed to India. In 2013, the Group has extended its international footprint with the acquisition of the landmark MacDonald House at 1 Grosvenor Square in Prime Central London from the Canadian Government for a consideration of over GBP 300 million (INR 3,100 Cr).Lodha Developers is one of the largest corporate entities in Mumbai, with over 3,870 direct associates and over 25,000 workmen at its sites. The group is committed to investing two per cent of its profits towards corporate social responsibility, focused primarily on education as a transformative tool. With offices in London, Dubai and Shanghai and planned openings in the USA and Singapore, Lodha Group is on the road to substantial international presence.
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