Campaign India Team
Dec 21, 2023

L&K Saatchi & Saatchi elevates Rohit Malkani and Kartik Smetacek

The duo were joint national creative directors at the Publicis Groupe India agency

L&K Saatchi & Saatchi elevates Rohit Malkani and Kartik Smetacek
L&K Saatchi & Saatchi has elevated Kartik Smetacek and Rohit Malkani, its joint national creative directors to the roles of chief creative officers (CCOs). 
The duo will continue reporting to Paritosh Srivastava, CEO, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis Worldwide India.
Smetacek and Malkani joined L&K Saatchi & Saatchi in 2014 and 2016, respectively, as executive creative directors before being promoted as joint national creative directors in 2019.
Paritosh Srivastava, CEO, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis Worldwide India said, “Kartik and Rohit have been true partners to me in every way over the last few years. They have been integral members of our leadership team, aligned with the vision for our agency and its product in the  country. They have contributed significantly to the agency’s evolution. The last few years at the agency have been marked by creative renaissance and strong business growth. Now, as we embark into the next phase of our journey, with bigger goals and ambition, the nucleus of powerful leadership at L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, with Kartik and Rohit as CCOs and Snehasis as CSO, will play an even more significant role.”
Smetacek said, “Over the last few years, we’ve been on a journey of transformation as an agency, especially when it comes to our product. This elevation for Rohit and myself further underlines that commitment. Our internal creative excellence programme ‘go one better’ is backed by the entire agency, across departments, and the outcomes are evident. Needless to add, our mission is only half achieved, and I look forward to the many milestones ahead.” 
Malkani added, “This is as much a massive honour as it is a responsibility. It’s been an amazing seven years at L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, without much of an itch! But the journey to build a legacy has just started. With Paritosh and the rest of the leadership team we’ve carved a path for the agency, driven by revenue, respect and results. There’s a great momentum so far and Kartik and I can’t wait to take things to the next level.”
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