NEWS14 May 2014

TNS creates Mekong regional role for political and social work

Asia Pacific People

VIETNAM — TNS has promoted Chaitanya Reddy, its political and social research head in Vietnam, to political and social director for the Mekong region – covering Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Reddy joined TNS in 2010 and has been based in Vietnam since 2012. He began his career in India and held roles with the Social and Rural Research Institute of IMRB – a Kantar Group Company – and the Centre for Science Development and Media Studies, where he focused on e-Governance and development.

In his new role, he will report to Ralf Matthaes, regional managing director for the Mekong. Matthaes said: “We have seen the demands of our development aid clients grow significantly in recent years as this part of the world sees rapid and sustained change. Chaitanya has demonstrated strong leadership and a great understanding of our clients’ context, which will benefit more of the organisations we work with as he extends his scope across the region.”

Reddy takes up his new role from 1 June 2014 and will be based between Hanoi and Bangkok.