CNC GROWS INDIA OFFERING WITH LAUNCH OF MUMBAI OPERATION

  • MUMBAI TEAM TO BE LED BY NEW APPOINTMENT, ELVIRA EILERT PIGNAL
  • CNC NEW DELHI TO BE LED BY SUNANDA RAO-ERDEM

Munich/London/New Delhi, 1 September 2016: In a further move to strengthen its presence in
India, CNC - Communications & Network Consulting, the international strategic communications
firm, today announces the opening of its Mumbai operation. Mumbai becomes CNC’s 12th
international office and the second in India alongside New Delhi.


CNC’s new office will be headed by Elvira Eilert Pignal, who joins the firm as managing director.
Prior to joining CNC, Elvira was a director at Brunswick in London and Brussels, where she
specialised in cross-border corporate affairs mandates for a range of clients across the UK,
continental Europe, the US and Asia. She says: “CNC has a very strong reputation in India for
delivering high-quality work and advice to its growing client base of multinational corporations. I
look forward to joining the India team and to further strengthening our offering in India via the
new Mumbai office, supporting both existing and new clients looking to develop their
businesses.”


CNC today also announces that, as of 1 November, the firm’s New Delhi office will be headed by
Sunanda Rao-Erdem. Sunanda has worked at CNC since 2010 and is a specialist in strategic
and crisis communications, with a particular focus on the defence, technology and industrial
sectors. She spent more than a decade working in Germany, where she was editor at the public
broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Bonn. Sunanda replaces Gaurav Trivedi, who will leave the firm
for personal reasons to relocate to the US.


Bernhard Meising, CNC’s CEO, says: “CNC India is a critical part of CNC’s expanding global
offering and I am delighted to announce Elvira’s appointment as leader of our new Mumbai
offering, as well as Sunanda’s in our already well established New Delhi office. The market in
India continues to grow and evolve and I believe we have one of the strongest teams in the
region, able to support Indian firms as they realise their international growth aspirations while
continuing to support Western and other multinationals looking to enter and expand within India
itself. That said, I would like to thank Gaurav on behalf of the entire CNC team for the significant
contribution he has made to CNC’s success in India and beyond.”