Publicis Media announces leadership appointment for APAC; hires Anupriya Acharya as India's CEO

MUMBAI: Publicis Media Asia Pacific regional CEO  Gerry Boyle  has announced market leadership appointments for the APAC region.

Responsible for oversight of Publicis Media’s operations in their respective markets, these appointments will leverage the scale and capabilities of its global agency brands Starcom, Zenith, Mediavest | Spark and Optimedia | Blue 449.

APAC Publicis Media Market CEOs will be reporting to Boyle including Publicis Media Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) CEO Bertilla Teo, Publicis Media India CEO Anupriya Acharya, Publicis Media Singapore CEO Gareth Mulryan and Publicis Media Australia and New Zealand CEO, Matt James.

In addition to the Market CEO appointments, Chris Nolan is appointed COO of Publicis Media Australia and New Zealand, and Mykim Chikli is appointed COO of Publicis Media Greater China.

“Publicis Media was launched with the vision to get to the future first and these strong, dynamic, and incredibly talented leaders will ensure we do just this,” said Boyle. “I’m excited to work with them as we deliver on our promise to invent modern approaches to gain efficiency, create greater collaboration and effectiveness and drive new levels of scale and client value.”

“It’s a great honor to get the mandate to lead the newly created Publicis Media in India, and build further on the trust, talent and transformation agenda.  I am both very excited and happy to have been given this opportunity” says Acharya. “We are at an inflection point. The group is witnessing tremendous energy and vitality and I am fully committed to delivering the Publicis Media vision and promise. We already have formidable scale and footprint in this market in mainline as well as digital and performance media. We have a cutting-edge practice in Analytics, Data and Tech.  In the months ahead, we will line up our end-to-end capabilities in a model that is simple, flexible and efficient and puts client satisfaction first, thus eliminating complexity and silos.”


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