Starcom India Group CEO Mallikarjun Das (fondly known as Malli) has decided to move on from the organisation. Malli joined Starcom India as CEO in 2011.
Malli said, â€śWorking at Starcom over the last 7 years has been a peak experience â€“ it has left an indelible impression on me and shaped me as a professional and individual.â€ť
He added, â€śWisdom of hindsight is a dangerous thing, but I count myself lucky to have had large, complex business challenges come my way in this stint. I have had the full support of my team, Anupriya and my previous bosses in facing up to these challenges. Our results speak for themselves â€“ Starcom India has grown four times the last four years; our India operations ended 2017 as Starcomâ€™s Global Office of the year. I wish everyone at Starcom and Publicis Media all the best for the future.â€ť
Anupriya Acharya, Group CEO, Publicis Media India, said, â€śWe are going to miss Malli. His tenure at Starcom has been exemplary and working with him has been a wonderful experience. Starcom has had a phenomenal journey under his leadership and he has made a tremendous contribution to giving a strong foundation to Publicis Media too. Our best wishes are with him for his next assignment.â€ť
The agency will be making an announcement shortly on new leadership for Starcom India.
In a career spanning 20 years, Malli has donned several hats. Prior to Starcom, he was COO, Madison Media Infinity.
In a previous stint, Malli has been a simulations modeler with Tata Interactive Systems where he headed the modelling practice in building simulations and games. He has worked as the Head on the P&G Planning AOR at Starcom and spent three years at Asian Paints as Head of Media, Market Research, Activation and PR.
Malli holds a Graduate Degree in Statistics and is a Post Graduate in Management from the Indian
Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.