Avinash Pillai, currently P&G Leader, IMEA for MediaCom, has been elevated as global leader - trading and operations for team P&G.
Pillai will report to Nihar Das, global leader - team P&G at Mediacom. He will continue to be based in Mumbai.
He had joined MediaCom in 2010 as national buying head. In 2013, he went on to lead the India P&G AoR and in 2016 he took on his last responsibility as head for IMEA>
Das said, “This is the first global role in the network based out of India, and I am delighted to have Avi join the global team. He has delivered exceptional value for P&G over the years, and we look forward to spreading his excellence more widely across the network. His experience on both sides of the media table, as well as his attitude to ‘thrive in strife’ makes him uniquely suited for the role.”
Pillai said, “My journey with MediaCom over the last 8+ years has been one of constant learning and reinventing myself in the different roles and challenges that have been offered to me. I am especially glad to have been offered this role based in India due to my personal choice and am confident that I will achieve the results that we envisage with the support of my colleagues at MediaCom and the client team at P&G.”
Prior to joining Mediacom, he has previously worked with Mindshare Fulcrum, Radio One, Turner, ABP and Vision Media.