Financial Briefs

Cordiant Exec Becomes Tatham’s First CFO

CHICAGO Havas’ Euro RSCG Tatham Partners has named Nikhil Basu its first chief financial officer. He is based in the agency’s Chicago office and reports to Tatham CEO Gary Epstein. Basu, 38, had been global CFO for CCG.XM Worldwide, an interactive arm of Cordiant Communications Group.

CCG in Talks to Sell Australian Assets

NEW YORK CCG, struggling from revenue losses, confirmed it is discussing the sale of certain Australian assets, including George Patterson Bates. Once CCG’s jewel in the crown, the Sydney-based shop has lost key accounts and is no longer the country’s No. 1 agency. Other Australian units include 141 Worldwide, Bates Healthworld, Branding + Design, CCG.XM and Zenith Media.