Gaurav Dudeja promoted to executive VP and head of Leo Burnett Orchard

Pravin Sutar appointed as head of creative

New Delhi: Leo Burnett Orchard on Tuesday promoted Gaurav Dudeja as executive vice president and head of Leo Burnett Orchard and appointed Pravin Sutar as head of creative.

Both Dudeja and Sutar will now lead the national mandate for Leo Burnett Orchard and will report to South Asia Leo Burnett, chief executive officer and chief strategy officer, Dheeraj Sinha, and South Asia Leo Burnett, chief executive officer, and chief creative officer –Rajdeepak Das.

"Gaurav has done a spectacular job of driving growth in the Bangalore office. Now the new-age mandate is to grow the agency at a national level. Pravin joins us with a rich expertise in digital and also holds the advantage of having been a part of the Leo Burnett family. And together we are confident that the duo will take Leo Burnett Orchard to one of India's foremost new age agencies," said Sinha.

Dudeja moved to Bangalore from Leo Burnett Delhi as branch head for Leo Burnett Orchard – Bangalore and has been instrumental in managing the large portfolio of businesses and winning several new businesses. “Now with the national mandate, I feel we are poised for bigger, better things. The canvas is now wide open for me & Pravin to take our belief system of building India's strong new agency and make Leo Burnett Orchard the best version of Leo Burnett. I can't wait to get going – and learn and have fun along the way,” said Dudeja.

Sutar will be responsible for shaping the creative culture of the agency building it on the tenets of creativity, technology, innovation and storytelling, said the agency.

“I am very excited to be back with the Leo Burnett family. The passion and power of creating great ideas brings me back to the family. Rajdeepak Das, who understands the power of ideas will always keep pushing you for great creative output. Leo Burnett Orchard has a great set of clients who reflect the same passion and drive for excellence as Leo Burnett India. I’m really excited to collaborate with like-minded clients and create some iconic work. Not only digital but more than that,” he said.

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