Thomas Xavier, founder-member of Orchard Advertising has put in his papers. It has been confirmed that his last day at the Leo Burnett group agency would be December 31, 2014.
A graduate of IIM Bangalore, Xavier entered advertising with his stint at Mudra. He quickly followed it up with McCann, before joining Leo Burnett and setting up Orchard in 1999.
Thomas Xavier has been in the industry for 22 years and has worked on brands like Toyota Qualis, Top Ramen, the Effie-winning regional work on Coca-Cola, the 'Gale Mein Awaaz' campaign for Himalaya Throat Drops, and Air Deccan.
Xavier has also been heading 'Transformers' where he mentors young fast-trackers who see themselves as CEOs in the near future.