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Leo Burnett strengthens planning team with senior appointments

The agency has appointed Mittu Torka as EVP – Strategy and Bonnie Michael as EVP – Strategy for the Mumbai office. The agency has also elevated Ankit Singh as Executive Vice-President – Strategy in Delhi

(L-R) Mittu Torka, Bonnie Michael, Ankit Singh

Leo Burnett India has announced a slew of new hires to strengthen its strategic planning team with two new appointments in Mumbai – Mittu Torka as Executive Vice-President – Strategy and Bonnie Michael as Executive Vice-President – Strategy. The agency has elevated Ankit Singh as Executive Vice-President – Strategy in Delhi.

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With almost two decades of experience across FMCG, finance, technology, auto and hospitality. Michael specialises in providing strategic solutions to brands and organisations, and helping them engage with their audience, to improve their customer experience in an effective manner.

Torka has worked in markets across India and Southeast Asia. Her experience ranges from online platform development, customer lifecycle management to crafting brand narratives and go-to-market strategies. She has worked on brands like Samsung (Global), Coca-Cola, Guinness, Huawei (South Pacific), OLX, General Mills and Mead Johnson over the course of her career. Torka also has her own entrepreneurial venture - ‘Mannmitr’ a mental health platform which she hopes to build further.

Singh has over the years successfully built brands, high-performance teams and businesses for the agency. He has been instrumental in leading the agency’s Delhi strategy team and integral to the multi-fold growth the agency has seen in our Delhi office, in the last three years.

Dheeraj Sinha

Dheeraj Sinha CEO and Chief Strategy Officer – South Asia, Leo Burnett, said, “At Leo Burnett India strategy has always been core to building success for client’s businesses. This is also testimony to the success of our Leo Burnett Consult offering which has already completed several projects within a year of its launch. Our new age thinking, and growth trajectory has always attracted the top talent from the industry. Mittu and Bonnie both come with valuable knowledge and experience having worked across diverse sectors and some of the best-in-class brands. Their addition to the planning team will only help us sharpen our thinking and output on our businesses.”

He further said, “Ankit has been a valuable part of the Leo Burnett planning team and this promotion is not only well deserved but also a testament to our commitment to nurture homegrown talent. I am looking forward to seeing how each of these talented planners are going to create magic for our clients.”

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