Rajeev Sharma Bids Farewell to Leo Burnett

Dated: April 14, 2016

Rajeev Sharma, National Planning Director at Leo Burnett, has decided to move on to explore new avenues after 23 years at the agency. Sharma joined Leo Burnett in 1994 as Vice President based out of the agency’s Delhi office and after three years in the role he moved to Mumbai to lead Planning as National Planning Director. Some of the brands he worked on include, McDonald’s, Godrej Consumer Products, Bajaj Auto, Heinz, Complan, Thums Up, Maaza, Minute Maid, Limca, Reebok, Ariel, Ezee, Cinthol, Bajaj Electricals, HDFC Life, Anchor, Sony Entertainment Television, Tata Capital, Dabur, Pillsbury and Iodex.

Commenting on the development, Sharma says, "After 23 years, it is time for me to bid a fond farewell to a fabulous organisation, amazing colleagues, and equally amazing clients. I am proud of what the agency stands for, for what it has achieved, and what it is in the process of becoming. The momentum we have gained recently will give us the scale and the capability to play a big role in the transformation the industry is going through. As I prepare for the next chapter of my life, I shall watch with great satisfaction, the success Leo Burnett is sure to notch up in the future."

Saurabh Varma, CEO - South Asia, Leo Burnett said, "Rajeev set up Leo Burnett's planning function from scratch and since then has led a robust team that has grown many brands in complex market scenarios, in the process winning many awards. Under his leadership, we produced some of the most iconic and culturally rooted campaigns by approaching consumers through a human lens. I thank Rajeev wholeheartedly and wish him the very best for his future endeavours."



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