Aniruddha Banerjee bids adieu to Publicis Ambience

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Advertising | November 19, 2010
Nakul Chopra, chief executive officer, South Asia, Publicis will take over Banerjee's role as chairman.

After over two years at the agency, Aniruddha Banerjee (Ani), chairman, Publicis Ambience has put in his papers. He ends his stint at Publicis Ambience at the end of the year.

Nakul Chopra, chief executive officer, South Asia, Publicis confirmed the development to afaqs!. "We have set certain goals for the agency, and I truly believe that Publicis Ambience is well set to move to the next level with our clients and work. We are not looking to replace Ani as yet. I shall be taking charge till we achieve the targets that are set. We wish Ani the very best for his future endeavours," Chopra says.

Banerjee joined Publicis Ambience as its president and chief operating officer in March 2007, after serving as president at Mudra. In January this year, as part of a senior level restructuring, he was named the chairperson at Publicis Ambience.

Talking to afaqs!, Banerjee says, "I have put in my papers and the reasons are purely personal. I have set certain priorities in my life ahead and I am working towards the same."

With a career spanning over two decades, Banerjee began with Contract Advertising in 1988. Having spent two years there, he moved to Bates for a stint that lasted eight years. He then joined Leo Burnett as client services director and was soon elevated as executive director and head at the agency.

After Leo Burnett, he joined Everest Brand Solutions in November 2004 as chief operating officer. He was associated with the organisation for two years before he joined Mudra.

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