Loris Nold, CEO Publicis Groupe APAC, today announced the appointment of a Groupe leadership team to strengthen and accelerate the Groupe’s capabilities at a national level across India & Sri Lanka. The team consists of executive leaders in India & 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.
Surbhi Gupta is working with the Publicis Groupe for more than two years now. She leads the strategic HR function for India and Sri Lanka handling more than 2500 employees across six different companies.
Groupe leadership team’s focus is targeted on helping brands to accelerate their transformation, enhance collaboration, and achieve cumulative growth for clients. The 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. Commenting on the development, he said, "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. 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.”