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Leo Burnett bolsters strategic planning team with new appointments

Mittu Torka & Bonnie Michael named EVP-strategy, Ankit Singh elevated to EVP-strategy.

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Mumbai: Creative solutions agency Leo Burnett India on Wednesday announced new appointments to bolster its strategic planning team. Mittu Torka and Bonnie Michael are named executive vice president – strategy in Mumbai and Ankit Singh is elevated to executive vice president – strategy in Delhi.

Michael comes with two decades of experience across FMCG, finance, technology, auto, and hospitality. He specialises in providing strategic solutions to brands and organisations, and helping them engage with their audience, to improve their customer experience in an effective manner.

Torka has worked in markets across India and Southeast Asia and her experience ranges from online platform development, customer lifecycle management to crafting brand narratives and go-to-market strategies. She has worked on marquee brands like Samsung, Coca-Cola, Guinness, Huawei, OLX, General Mills, and Mead Johnson over the course of her career.

Singh has been with Leo Burnett for the past years and has over the years successfully built brands, high-performance teams, and businesses for the agency. He has been instrumental in leading the agency’s Delhi strategy team and integral to the multi-fold growth we have seen in our Delhi office, in the last three years.

"At Leo Burnett India strategy has always been core to building success for client’s businesses," said CEO & chief strategy officer – South Asia, Dheeraj Sinha. "Mittu and Bonnie both come with valuable knowledge and experience having worked across diverse sectors and some of the best-in-class brands. Their addition to the planning team will only help us sharpen our thinking and output on our businesses."

"Ankit has been a valuable part of the Leo Burnett planning team and this promotion is not only well deserved but also a testament to our commitment to nurture homegrown talent. I am looking forward to seeing how each of these talented planners is going to create magic for our clients," Sinha added.

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