Melt In A Minute | Uday Shankar Appointed Senior Vice President, FICCI & MORE

Ritwika Gupta, December 24, 2019

From Facebook’s major privacy overhaul to McCann Worldgroup powering “Lotus Seeds” at Adfest 2020, here are the top stories of the day.

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Uday Shankar Appointed Senior Vice President, FICCI
Uday Shankar, Chairman and President Asia Pacific of The Walt Disney Company, has been elected as Senior Vice President of FICCI. As reported by Livemint, Sangita Reddy, MD – Apollo Hospitals Group, has been elected as President while Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and MD of Hindustan Unilever has been named Vice President.

Facebook Will Stop Using 2FA Phone Numbers To Recommend New Friends
As part of a major privacy overhaul, Facebook will no longer utilize phone numbers supplied for two-factor authentication to recommend new friends. According to Forbes, Facebook users will see the change early next year.

McCann Worldgroup Powers “Lotus Seeds” At Adfest 2020
Adfest is giving university students in Asia Pacific and Middle East an opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals through its Lotus Seeds program. This program is powered by McCann Worldgroup in partnership with Coca-Cola. As noted by Dailyhunt, students will be given a brief next month and they will have to submit their responses online by 31 January 2020. A jury panel will then select 10 finalists for the program.