L&K Saatchi & Saatchi (LKSS) has appointed Samir Shanbhag as Business Head and Executive Vice-President.
Based at the agency's Mumbai office, he will report directly to Paritosh Srivastava, CEO of L&K Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis Worldwide.
With almost three decades in the ad and marketing industry, Shanbhag will spearhead brand and business solutions' development and lead overall business efforts.
Before joining L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, Shanbhag was with Rain Creative, Dubai where he was part of the founding team. He also worked with Ogilvy and Contract in Mumbai and DDB, Dubai.
Srivastava said, "This year has been marked with great business wins and campaigns, making it remarkable for us. Samir's rich experience in building and growing brands makes him a valuable addition to the leadership. Having been an entrepreneur, he understands the value of client partnerships and how critical is growth and its impact on people and business stability. With Samir now onboard, I believe that the leadership at L&K Saatchi & Saatchi is stronger than ever, ready to provide powerful and effective solutions to our clients."
Shanbhag said, "I am excited to embark on this journey with L&K Saatchi & Saatchi which is driven by the ‘Nothing is Impossible’ philosophy. The growth demonstrated in both business and quality of work over the past few years serves as a testament to this belief. I am confident that we will continue to build upon these success stories, leveraging the ‘Power Of One’ for our clients. I look forward to contributing to the agency’s growth and reputation.”