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Leo Burnett named Abhimanyu Khedkar, Neetika Aggarwal, and Saurabh Dahiya to its senior leadership team

Leo Burnett Mumbai, a key player in the Publicis Groupe India, has unveiled new additions to its senior leadership squad. As the agency gears up to capitalize on its current momentum and achievements, the enhanced leadership team is poised to spearhead the transition into the next phase of growth.

The revamped leadership structure is meticulously crafted to foster a culture of empowerment, agility in decision-making, and the adeptness to drive forward the cutting-edge solutions that Leo Burnett has become renowned for. Welcoming the newly appointed leaders, Leo Burnett Mumbai now boasts Abhimanyu Khedkar as managing partner, Neetika Aggarwal as managing partner, and Saurabh Dahiya as head of strategy.

Abhimanyu Khedkar, with 8.5 years of dedicated service at Leo Burnett, has ascended to the role of managing partner. His illustrious journey has seen him leave an indelible mark on some of the agency’s most prominent brands, earning accolades on both national and international stages. Khedkar’s unwavering commitment and remarkable achievements have been pivotal to Leo Burnett’s success, making him a driving force in shaping the agency’s future.

Joining as managing partner, Neetika Aggarwal brings over two decades of invaluable experience working with esteemed Indian and global brands. Her impressive portfolio includes collaborations with Nestle, PepsiCo, Airtel, TOI, Microsoft, Nokia, LG, and IndusInd Bank. Aggarwal has also spearheaded significant digital initiatives for Facebook, underscoring her prowess in driving impactful brand strategies across diverse platforms.

Saurabh Dahiya, appointed as executive director & head of strategy, has swiftly become an indispensable asset to the agency since joining a few months ago. With over 18 years of experience spanning diverse markets such as the Middle-East, South East Asia, and India, Dahiya brings a wealth of expertise in brand, digital, and customer experience strategy. His adeptness at leveraging insights and talent to propel brands into cultural relevance and commercial success adds a new dimension to Leo Burnett’s strategic capabilities.

In their respective roles, Abhimanyu and Neetika will lead Leo Burnett Mumbai on the business front, while Saurabh Dahiya will spearhead and drive the strategic function.

Amitesh Rao, CEO of Leo Burnett, South Asia, expressed his enthusiasm for the leadership transitions, highlighting Leo Burnett Mumbai’s standing as one of the foremost creative agencies in the country. He emphasized the agency’s relentless pursuit of innovation and growth, underscoring the significance of the enhanced leadership team in charting the agency’s future trajectory.

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