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Leo Burnett India named Rajeev Rakshit as executive director, Bangalore

Leo Burnett India, a part of Publicis Groupe India, has named Rajeev Rakshit as the new Executive Director of Leo Burnett Bangalore. Reporting to Amitesh Rao, CEO of Leo Burnett South Asia, Rajeev will spearhead the agency’s growth across client relationships, solutions, talent, and expansion.

This appointment follows Leo Burnett’s successful collaborations with prominent Bengaluru-based clients, including Ikea, RedBus, Kingfisher, Heineken, Lenovo, Acko, and Flipkart, among others.

Amitesh Rao, CEO of Leo Burnett South Asia, expressed his enthusiasm about Rajeev’s appointment, highlighting his future-oriented approach, industry expertise, and commitment to excellence. Rajeev’s return to Leo Burnett signifies a reunion with a creative force known for its innovative solutions and iconic brand portfolio.

Rajdeepak Das, Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe South Asia and Chairman of Leo Burnett South Asia, emphasized the infectious energy of the Bangalore team and the agency’s strong client partnerships. With Rajeev’s leadership and experience, the agency aims to deliver impactful solutions for its clients.

Commenting on his new role, Rajeev Rakshit shared his excitement about rejoining Leo Burnett and contributing to its remarkable journey. With over twenty-five years of experience spanning marketing, strategic planning, digital strategy, and account management, Rajeev brings a wealth of expertise to the role.

Prior to joining Leo Burnett, Rajeev served as Group CEO and Managing Partner at Thinking Folks, an independent advertising and marketing solutions organization. His previous roles include leadership positions at L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis, JWT/WPP, McCann Erickson India, Saregama (RPG Group), and Everest Brand Solutions.

Rajeev’s appointment underscores Leo Burnett’s commitment to driving innovation and delivering excellence in the ever-evolving advertising landscape.

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