Leo Burnett India strengthens strategic planning team

Hires Mittu Torka, Bonnie Michael as EVP – strategy, elevates Ankit Singh to the same role

Aug 04, 2021 04:44:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

From left: Mittu Torka, Bonnie Michael and Ankit Singh

Leo Burnett India has made new key changes within its strategic planning team. The Publicis Groupe agency has hired Mittu Torka and Bonnie Michael, both, as executive vice presidents – strategy. The duo will be based in Mumbai. Further, Leo Burnett has promoted Ankit Singh to the position of executive vice president – strategy in Delhi.
Torka joins from The Womb, where she was the strategy partner. Michael was the vice president – planning at Ogilvy. Singh, on the other hand, has been with Leo Burnett since 2018. He had joined as the senior vice president – strategy.
Dheeraj Sinha, CEO and chief strategy officer – South Asia, Leo Burnett, said, “At Leo Burnett India, strategy has always been core to building success for client’s businesses. This is also a testimony to the success of our Leo Burnett Consult offering which has already completed several projects within a year of its launch. Our new age thinking and growth trajectory has always attracted top talent from the industry. Mittu and Bonnie both come with valuable knowledge and experience having worked across diverse sectors and some of the best-in-class brands. Their addition to the planning team will only help us sharpen our thinking and output on our businesses. Ankit has been a valuable part of the Leo Burnett planning team and this promotion is not only well deserved but also a testament to our commitment to nurture homegrown talent. I am looking forward to seeing how each of these talented planners is going to create magic for our clients.”