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Nakul Chopra takes over as CEO, Publicis South Asia

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Advertising | May 26, 2008
Chopra will also be the first Indian CEO on the global management board of the Publicis network

Nakul & #BANNER1 & # Chopra has been promoted as chief executive officer, Publicis South Asia. Earlier, he was CEO, Publicis India. In his new role, he will oversee the Publicis network in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Chopra has also been inducted onto the global management board of the Publicis network, where he, along with other colleagues, will set future directions and policies for the network. Chopra is the first Indian CEO on the Publicis global management board.

Nakul Chopra
Chopra says, "South Asia is quickly emerging as one of the world's most important markets today, and that is an undeniable fact. Although we are a relatively late entrant in this geography, and are up against formidable competition, it will be our endeavour to emerge as a leader and not merely as another player."

In an official communiqué, Matthew Godfrey, CEO, Publicis Asia, says, "Given the importance of the South Asia region to both Publicis and our global clients, it's critical that we have the right structure to develop our brand in this geography. Nakul's proven ability to lead our existing agencies in India makes him the perfect choice for this important role."

Chopra started his advertising career at the age of 18 and has more than 30 years of experience. He started his career with JWT (then Hindustan Thompson Associates), and later joined Grey Worldwide (then Trikaya Grey) as executive vice-president. At Grey Worldwide, he was in charge of the Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad offices. Next, he joined Publicis Ambience (then Ambience). As president, Publicis, he looked after both Publicis India and Publicis Ambience. He has headed Publicis India as CEO for two years.