Leo Burnett Orchard has announced the appointment of Menaka Menon as EVP and branch head – Bengaluru. She replaces Sharmine Panthaky, who has joined Lowe Lintas as vice president.
Menon will report to Prashanth Challapalli, chief operating officer, Leo Burnett Orchard. Her last stint was with FCB Ulka Bengaluru where she was vice president.
Challapalli said, “Our ambition for Leo Burnett Orchard is to firmly drive integration via the Power of One philosophy. This has a direct bearing on the kind of people we want to bring on board – people with multiple skill sets and a hunger to drive this agenda. Menaka is the perfect fit for us. She has worn different hats in her career and brings to the table the kind of ambition, drive and skill sets we were looking for at a leadership level. On behalf of everyone at Leo Burnett Orchard, I am very happy to welcome her on board and wish her great success.”
Menon said, “Leo Burnett Orchard is an agency poised for the future, where integration is a way of life. I am excited to be part of a team that lives and breathes this philosophy. There is a real opportunity here to expand horizons and to serve the client’s and brand’s best interests as one united team, and I look forward to being part of this vision.”
In a career spanning close to 18 years, she has also worked with J Walter Thompson, UTV and Big FM.