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Rakesh Hinduja to step down as Leo Burnett West COO

Rakesh Hinduja played a crucial role in building a ‘new age’ solution ecosystem at Leo Burnett

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MUMBAI: Leo Burnett Group India, has announced that Leo Burnett  west COO Rakesh Hinduja will be moving on from the agency in order to pursue other opportunities.

Rakesh has been with the group for more than 14 years and in his current role was COO west for Leo Burnett India. 

In his five-year stint at Leo Burnett, Rakesh played a crucial role in building Leo Burnett’s ‘new-age’ solution ecosystem, which included creating highly motivated and talented teams. He has helped double the agency’s Mumbai office which won multiple accounts and created memorable work over the last few years by building the business with genuine partnership with clients and brands. He has created wave 3 ‘new age’ solutions consistently across brands. His disproportionate focus on improving the product helped win at various international and local awards including The Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Spikes Asia, Effies and more. 

Leo Burnett South Asia MD India & chief strategy officer Dheeraj Sinha said, “Rakesh had a great run with us. He’s been a great business partner and a dear friend. We wish him all the very best. We are fortunate that we have a stellar team of business, creative and strategy leaders in our Mumbai office, who continue to run our businesses. We have a great momentum at Leo Burnett in terms of new business wins and our creative work. We continue to be relentlessly focused on creating great work and great growth.”

Leo Burnett South Asia MD India & chief creative officer Rajdeepak Das said, “Rakesh is a great friend and a brother to me. In his stint at Leo Burnett, he’s also been one of the core people behind creating some legendary work and big business wins. He partnered the agency to lead the third wave. We have some crazy memories which I will cherish. And I wish him nothing but the best for his future.”

Rakesh Hinduja said, "I’ve enjoyed every day of my stint at Leo Burnett. Creating world class work which makes real business impact has been truly fulfilling. We have had incredible success at the agency in the last few years with a magical group of people that worked together. In this journey, I have made some fabulous friends at the agency and clients. I’m very excited about the future. The next chapter will be glorious."

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