Leo Burnett India
Leo Burnett has announced the promotion of Rakesh Hinduja to chief operating officer, West. He will continue reporting to Dheeraj Sinha, managing director, India and chief strategy officer, South Asia and RajDeepak Das, managing director, India and chief creative officer, South Asia. Hinduja has been leading Leo Burnett’s head office - Mumbai’s - operations as the executive director and branch head.
Digitas and SapientRazorfish
Himani Kapadia, chief executive officer of Digitas and SapientRazorfish, has recently stepped down to pursue other interests. Kapadia brings 22 years of diverse experience across business, finance, strategy, technology and media. She was instrumental in setting up DigitasLBi in India, and served as its managing director before moving on to other global roles within DigitasLBi. Prior to Digitas, she was working as an assistant VP at Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.
Publicis India has appointed Neeraj Bassi as managing partner and chief strategy officer. He will be based in New Delhi. Along with Srija Chatterjee - MD, Publicis Worldwide, India and Bobby Pawar - MD & CCO, Publicis Worldwide, India - Bassi will help in fostering collaboration and delivering on the Power of One synergies across the Groupe.
Rainmaker Ventures backed YAAP has appointed Deepak Singh as their chief creative officer. Singh will be based out of the Mumbai office and overseeing all creative functions across the YAAP network in Mumbai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Shillong, Dubai, Singapore and Jakarta. He will report directly to the board of directors at YAAP. For the past three consecutive years, Singh has led a young team from The Social Street, which has gone on to give an exhilarating performance.