Advertising company MullenLowe Lintas Group has made some key leadership changes in their Indian team. The company has elevated Amer Jaleel as the Group Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Partnering him, on business, will be Virat Tandon who’s appointed as Group CEO. In their new roles, both of them will lead the group mandate in India overseeing its three agencies; Lowe Lintas, Mullen Lintas, and PointNine Lintas.
Speaking of the new Group leadership, Alex Leikikh – global CEO MullenLowe Group said, “A few years ago, we had asked Amer and Virat to start our second agency in India, Mullen Lintas, and they have built it into a top 10 agency in the country in just two years. Amer has been a creative leader of our group in India for a very long time now, and Virat embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the MullenLowe Group, and as such, I am delighted to have them steer our overall business in India to even greater success.”
Amer Jaleel joined Lowe Lintas in the year 2002 and worked with the company in different positions including Chief Creative Officer. Virat Tandon joined the group in 2004 and has since played vital roles in the network in India and Singapore. When the group started Mullen Lintas in 2015, it named Jaleel and Tandon Chairman and CCO, and CEO respectively.
In another development, Arun Iyer – Chairman and CCO of Lowe Lintas is exiting the company and will provide his services as a creative consultant for one year. He is planning to start his own venture and he will continue to work for some key clients and help with succession planning.