L&K Saatchi & Saatchi India has announced the appointment of Atin Wahal as executive vice president – North and East India. Wahal takes over from Devraj Basu who has moved on from the agency.
He will report to Paritosh Srivastava, MD, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi.
Wahal moves from BBDO where he was EVP, prior to which he was SVP at Publicis Ambience.
Srivastava said, “I’ve known Atin for some time now and happy to have him on the leadership team at L&K Saatchi & Saatchi. Delhi and Kolkata are very important offices for us with an amazing set of clients that we are very proud to partner. It wasn’t an easy search but we think Atin with his vast experience, professionalism, way with people, energy, resourcefulness and familiarity with the Groupe agenda will make him succeed."
He added, "We would also like to thank Devraj for doing a fantastic job for a very long time for the agency. We will always be grateful for his contribution and wish him the very best for the future.”
Wahal said. “Publicis Groupe has been at the forefront of offering integrated services and it’s this new age thinking that has pulled me back to the Groupe again. I am thrilled to be a part of the new and energised L&K Saatchi & Saatchi with Paritosh at the helm. I am certain that we will be writing some success stories soon, riding on ‘Power Of One’ for our clients. I do believe that in today’s context and environment it’s not about the challenges that we will face but the opportunities that we will create for our clients and brands.”