Leo Burnett India has announced that its chief operating officer for West India, Rakesh Hinduja, will be leaving the agency.
Hinduja spent 14 years with the group. In 2018, he was appointed COO for West India, prior to which he headed the Mumbai office.
He said, "I’ve enjoyed every day of my stint at Leo Burnett. Creating world class work which makes real business impact has been truly fulfilling. We have had incredible success at the agency in the last few years with a magical group of people that worked together. In this journey, I have made some fabulous friends at the agency and clients. I’m very excited about the future. The next chapter will be glorious."
Dheeraj Sinha, MD India and CSO, Leo Burnett, South Asia, said, “Rakesh has had a great run with us. He’s been a great business partner and a dear friend. We wish him all the very best. We are fortunate that we have a stellar team of business, creative and strategy leaders in our Mumbai office, who continue to run our businesses. We have a great momentum at Leo Burnett in terms of new business wins and our creative work. We continue to be relentlessly focused on creating great work and great growth.”
Rajdeepak Das, MD India and CCO, Leo Burnett, South Asia, added, “Rakesh is a great friend and a brother to me. In his stint at Leo Burnett, he’s also been one of the core people behind creating some legendary work and big business wins. He partnered the agency to lead the third wave. We have some crazy memories which I will cherish. And I wish him nothing but the best for his future.”