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Publicis Groupe forms leadership team to lead Indian market

The team comprises executive leaders in India and Sri Lanka, including Anupriya Acharya, CEO of Publicis Media India and Saurabh Varma, CEO of Publicis Communications South Asia

(L-R) Anupriya Acharya, Saurabh Varma, Surbhi Gupta and Pankaj Vasani

Publicis Groupe has formed a ‘Groupe Leadership Team’ to strengthen and accelerate its capabilities at a national level across India and Sri Lanka.

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.

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

Driving greater integration across Publicis Groupe’s range of services, the Groupe Leadership Team’s focus is targeted towards helping brands to accelerate their transformation, enhance collaboration, and achieve cumulative growth for clients.

The Solution hub leaders who make up the Groupe 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 Groupe APAC in February 2018, Loris Nold will work closely with the Groupe Leadership Team, supporting Publicis Groupe 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.

Nold said, “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 Groupe forward on our behalf.”

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