BBDO India has announced the appointment of Digvijay Singh Shekhawat as general manager and executive vice president. Shekhawat will head the agency's operations in Bengaluru and report to Suraja Kishore, CEO, BBDO India.
He moves from Ogilvy where he was most recently SVP.
Kishore said, “To shape the future and drive growth, we need leaders who are composed and restless at the same time, Digivijay has unique combination of both these traits. His coming on board has added more strength to our senior leadership team, and I am certain he is going to accelerate our ambition to offer efficiency and creative effectiveness to our clients.”
Josy Paul, chairman and CCO, BBDO India, added, “We are fortunate to have Digvijay join our leadership team. His understanding of digital content and media in an integrated communication world will help our clients maximise their message, reach and impact. His depth and width of experience will be the bedrock from which BBDO will contribute and influence India from Bengaluru. Watch out, Bengaluru, BBDO is here!"
Shekhawat said, “What got me excited to join BBDO was my initial interactions with Suraja and Josy. Through our conversations, it became very evident that we have an exciting journey of growth ahead - not only in terms of growth in numbers but also client relationships through meaningful and impactful work. I look forward to being a part of this dynamic team.”
He has also worked with Wunderman, Wizcraft and India Today.