Leo Burnett India elevates Rakesh Hinduja to Executive Director and Head of Mumbai Branch

Feb 2017

Leo Burnett India elevates Rakesh Hinduja to Executive Director and Head of Mumbai Branch

Rakesh Hinduja, who has been with Leo Burnett India since 2014 as the EVP, has been given a new role. Speaking about heading the Mumbai operations, he said, “The Mumbai office has to play a key role in our ambition to be amongst the top 5 agencies in the world. My mandate is to build on our momentum as an agency and partner our clients to help them achieve a larger share of the future. With Leo Burnett Mumbai’s solid Humankind approach and Burnetters’ innovative thinking, we are on our way to reach for the stars!

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Leo Burnett India finds its Chief Integration Officer in Prashanth Challapalli

Jan 2017

Leo Burnett India finds its Chief Integration Officer in Prashanth Challapalli

Prashanth Challapalli has joined Leo Burnett India as the Chief Integration Officer, South Asia. His mandate focuses on working with leaders across Publicis Communications to drive integration. His role includes operationalizing and scaling up Leo Burnett's unique methodology, PLAY, which puts context at the heart of creating content. Additionally, he will also be a key bridge between Publicis Communications and Publicis.Sapient, responsible for bringing the best of Publicis.Sapient to all Publicis Communications clients.

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Saurabh Varma named Publicis Communications India's new CEO

Dec 2017

Saurabh Varma named Publicis Communications India's new CEO

Publicis Communications has announced the appointment of Saurabh Varma as CEO of Publicis Communications India. Varma’s appointment comes on top of his existing responsibilities as CEO of Leo Burnett’s South Asia operations, and he will be based in Mumbai. In the Indian sub-continent, Publicis Communications comprises Leo Burnett, Publicis India, Law & Kenneth | Saatchi & Saatchi, Orchard India, MSLGROUP, Publicis Ambience, Publicis Capital, Indigo iStrat and Publicis Beehive.

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Arjuna Gaur joins the Leo Burnett family as Executive Creative Director

Nov 2016

Arjuna Gaur joins the Leo Burnett family as Executive Creative Director

Leo Burnett India has brought on board Arjuna Gaur as the ECD. In his new mandate, Arjuna will be based out of the New Delhi and will report to RajDeepak Das, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, South Asia. Arjuna joins the agency from M&C Saatchi Kuala Lumpur. He has a robust 10 years of experience, including stints at Grey and BBDO India.

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Dheeraj Sinha joins Leo Burnett as Chief Strategy Officer, South Asia

Apr 2016

Dheeraj Sinha joins Leo Burnett as Chief Strategy Officer, South Asia

"There's great energy around Leo Burnett in India, and I am looking forward to be a part of it and adding to the momentum. In my conversations with Saurabh and Raj, what stands out is their commitment to the product and culture, leading to growth, rather than the other way round. There's also a serious ambition to create work that's in line with how the world has changed. They have evidence of having done such work in the recent past. I see this as an opportunity to collaborate and build something that we can all be proud of," he said on his joining.

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Orchard Advertising welcomes Sharmine Panthaky

Oct 2015

Orchard Advertising welcomes Sharmine Panthaky

Sharmine Panthaky joins Orchard Advertising as Vice President and Branch Head, Mumbai. In her new role, she will lead key client relations and grow the agency on the back of a renewed thrust on new business wins.

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Amritraj Thakur joins Delhi office as VP

Oct 2015

Amritraj Thakur joins Delhi office as VP

Amritraj Thakur joins Delhi office as Vice President – Planning. He will work closely with Executive Vice President – Integrated Strategy planning, Antony Rajkumar, in sharpening the agency’s strategic focus on key clients.

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Sachin Das Burma joins Leo Burnett’s Delhi office as Group ECD

Oct 2015

Sachin Das Burma joins Leo Burnett’s Delhi office as Group ECD

“Leo Burnett has a great history of fantastic work that has built so many big brands. My aim will be to uphold the creative standards and make sure that the legacy of the agency continues. And hopefully, I would be able to add value, new business and awards. I look forward to be part of an exciting team. There is a new way of thinking at Leo Burnett and I hope to learn and contribute,” he said on his joining.

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