Publicis Groupe appoints leadership team to lead Indian market

25 Apr,2018

By A Correspondent


The Publicis Group has announced the appointment of a Group Leadership Team  to strengthen and accelerate the groupe’s capabilities at a national level across India & Sri Lanka.


Anupriya Acharya

Saurabh Varma

Surbhi Gupta

Pankaj Vasani

The team comprises executive leaders in India and Sri Lanka, including: Anupriya Acharya, CEO of Publicis Media India; Saurabh Varma, CEO of Publicis Communications South Asia; Surbhi Gupta, in the newly created role of Chief Talent Officer, Publicis Groupe South Asia; along with Pankaj Vasani, who is joining to take the new role of Chief Financial Officer, Publicis Groupe South Asia. There will be no single head of the Publicis Group in India, as per this announcement.


Vasani joins from Vodafone where  he served for around five-and-a-half years and was holding various pivotal positions of responsibilities in Finance and Tax.


Driving greater integration across Publicis Group’s range of services, the Group Leadership Team’s focus is targeted on helping brands to accelerate their transformation, enhance collaboration, and achieve cumulative growth for clients. The Solution hub leaders who make up the Group Leadership Team in the Indian market will maintain their existing responsibilities and continue to cultivate collaborative opportunities and new business initiatives.


Appointed CEO of Publicis Group APAC in February 2018, Loris Nold will work closely with the Group Leadership Team, supporting Publicis Group as it strengthens its relationship with existing clients, wins the trust of new ones, in addition to cultivating and attracting the brightest talent across its agencies and disciplines in the South Asia region.


Loris Nold

Said Nold: “South Asia is a critical region of outmost strategic importance to us. With the appointment of such a strong leadership team, we are in a unique position to continue driving The Power of One philosophy at the country level in this key market. Together with our recent appointments in Australia, this is a very important move as it allows us to continue driving and accelerating the exciting potential for transforming the way we work with our clients, as well as the opportunity it presents for developing and challenging our own talents. Having partnered with Anupriya, Saurabh, Surbhi and Pankaj, I am convinced that they’re uniquely positioned to successfully drive the Group forward on our behalf.”



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