OMD India has announced the appointment of Priti Murthy as CEO effective October 2017. Murthy will join the agency from Maxus where she was CSO. The company said the CEO role is newly created.
She will report to Torie Henderson, CEO of Omnicom Media Group for Southeast Asia and India.
In late 2016, OMD India entered into a partnership with Omnicom-owned DDB Mudra Group to consolidate its media services under the OMD brand.
Henderson said, “OMD India is marked by an outstanding global and local client roster, a full-fledged national presence and a very talented team committed to taking OMD India to even greater heights. Priti’s appointment will ensure OMD’s accelerated growth that will not only take OMD to the next level, but also stay at the forefront of change. We are delighted that Priti is joining our network and are sure she will contribute to considerable growth of OMD."
Stephen Li, CEO, OMD Apac, said “Our success as a network is clearly determined by the strength of our people and leadership. A comprehensive and intense search for the right leader, led us to Priti, who is the perfect candidate to spearhead the next phase of development in a critical market like India. A goals-oriented, industry leader with a proven track record of success especially in the realm of data, digital and content, Priti will ensure we continue to deliver on the OMD promise of championing powerful, creatively-led, insight-driven work for our clients."
Harish Shriyan, COO, Omnicom Media Group India, added, “As the media landscape continues to change at a dramatic pace, technology led innovation is crucial for the future of our business. Priti’s role is not only as a key contributor in shaping and strengthening the value-proposition of our already established team, but also in bringing proven expertise that enhances our overall network. We are delighted to welcome her to OMD India.’’
Murthy said, “It’s a great role, with enormous possibilities. OMD is a network that has established itself as a strong agency, leveraging the best of innovation, creativity, and results. It’s going to be an exciting future and I am committed to driving OMD’s continued growth and ambition in India.”
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