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BBH’s Ankit Singh moves to Leo Burnett India as senior VP of strategy

Leo Burnett has appointed Ankit Singh as senior VP of strategy. Singh was previously strategy director at BBH India and has worked with agencies like Leo Burnett Orchard and Grey worldwide.

He will head the planning function at Leo Burnett’s Delhi office.

The announcement:

Leo Burnett India has recently made a key addition to its strategy team. The agency has appointed Ankit Singh as its Senior Vice President, Strategy. He will be based out of Gurugram and will report to Dheeraj Sinha, MD – India & Chief Strategy Officer, South Asia, Leo Burnett. Ankit’s last stint was with BBH India as Strategy Director.

Ankit’s appointment comes at a time when Leo Burnett India is in the midst of great momentum. Bringing in top talent to keep fueling this growth is one of its main priorities. Ankit will contribute to, and harness, Leo Burnett India’s already robust strategic planning discipline to effectively solve clients’ business problems.

Speaking about bringing Ankit on board, Dheeraj Sinha said, “Leo Burnett India has always had a big focus on strategy. We are committed to bringing the best talent on board. Ankit is extremely diligent and one of the sharpest strategists that I have worked with. He has a direct pulse on the consumer and is totally brand-focused. We have great momentum in our Gurugram office and I am sure Ankit will add to the energy. I look forward to some great work.”

Apart from BBH India, Ankit has also worked at Leo Burnett Orchard and Grey Worldwide, amongst other agencies. He is a widely celebrated strategic planner, having done his most effective and memorable work for brands such as Tinder, The Indian Army, Uber, JK Tyre, Philips, Blackberry Mobiles, Ferrero, Nestle, Saridon and Vaseline.

Speaking about his new role, Ankit said, “These are exciting times at Leo Burnett India. The agency is exuding great energy and momentum on the back of the ‘Power of One’ philosophy. I am looking forward to being a part of it. I see this as an opportunity to create some great pieces of Humankind work that deliver brand growth while keeping ‘people’ at their centre.”

Source: Leo Burnett press release

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