Amita Karia to replace C Suresh at FCB Group India
Karia was with Jaguar Land Rover India
Feb 16, 2023 12:59:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team Share -
FCB Group India has announced the appointment of Amita Karia as chief financial officer. She will take over from C Suresh, who will be retiring after a 29-year stint with the agency.
Karia moves after a 25-year stint with the Tata Group, most recently as financial director at Jaguar Land Rover India.
Rohit Ohri, chairperson and CEO, FCB Group India, said, "Finance is the cornerstone of any business and Suresh has been an invaluable partner. His unwavering dedication to our business and sharp financial acumen has been integral to our success. Under his financial leadership, we have emerged stronger than ever, with a wealth of capabilities and strategic partnerships that position us for continued growth. Suresh is handing over a solid balance sheet to Amita, and I am excited to have Amita join our executive leadership at FCB Group India. Amita has seen everything from creative content to cars and services to manufacturing. With her diverse experience and keen understanding of business, I am confident that she will be a true strategic partner and continue to drive FCB’s growth agenda.”
Mark Jungwirth, global chief financial officer, FCB, said, “Our India market is a critical and fast-growing part of our FCB network, and I believe that Amita’s experience and leadership as chief financial officer will continue to build in years to come on the strong foundation laid out by Suresh and his team."
Karia said, "I’ve always been a keen observer of the advertising industry and have noticed the impact they have on our society and communities. Storytelling, the creative process that churns out intriguing and impressive stories and the idea of making emotional connections with the consumer fascinates me, and I am thrilled to now be a part of the process.”
Karia has also worked with PwC.