Sudeep Gohil, chief strategy officer and managing partner, Publicis India is moving on from the agency. The move follows the end to his 18-month contract, which will end in August 2018.
His next career move will be announced soon, said an agency statement.
Gohil joined the agency in March 2017 as the planning head and also espoused the role as an industry advocate as he re-launched the Account Planning Group (APG) in India with much success. His efforts saw the coming together of planning heads from all major agencies to further the cause of the profession in India.
Saurabh Varma, CEO, Publicis Communications India said, “As a planning maverick, Sudeep’s role was second to none. Under him, the planning function was established as a well-oiled unit resulting in the agency winning multiple accounts over the past year or so.”
Srija Chatterjee, managing director, Publicis India added, “Sudeep and me embarked on our journey at the agency around the same time. His mandate was to bring in finesse and ambition in the ideas that came out of the agency, and I am glad to say that he lived up to the promise to its fullest. Under him, the agency was able to throw up some fascinating and purpose-led work, which created quite an impact in the marketplace. ”
Gohil said, “My tenure with the Publicis India team has been amazing. The energy, enthusiasm and passion is genuinely infectious, but all good things come to an end.”
Before Publicis India, Gohil worked with 72andSunny LA and consulted on the agency’s Asia-Pacific plans in addition to leading the Adidas business globally. He has played key roles in agencies like BBH London, and Wieden+Kennedy Portland. He also set up Droga5 in Australia and later became its CEO.