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Publicis Capital strengthens Delhi leadership

Suresh Subramaniam and Harikrishnan Warrier have been appointed as vice-presidents and business unit heads.

In order to strengthen its account leadership, Publicis Capital has appointed Suresh Subramaniam and Harikrishnan Warrier as vice-presidents and business unit heads.

Publicis Capital strengthens Delhi leadership
Publicis Capital strengthens Delhi leadership
Prior to this, Subramaniam was vice-president, Percept/H, and Warrier was general manager, Dentsu Creative Impact.

In an official communiqué, Hemant Misra, CEO, Publicis Capital, says, "The induction of Suresh (Subramaniam) and Hari (Warrier) will help Ashutosh Sawhney (Delhi head) steer the Delhi operation to even greater heights."

In his new role, Subramaniam will head the Nestle and United Biscuits businesses, and Warrier will head HP,, and liquor brand Beam Global.

Ashutosh Sawhney, executive vice-president and office head, Delhi, Publicis Capital, says, "With the growing, diverse needs of our clients, the leadership teams of the agency also need to be dynamic, multi-faceted and passionate. I am confident that the two will be able to build ecosystems that will be equally beneficial to our clients, the teams, and themselves."

Subramaniam has more than 17 years of experience and has managed businesses such as Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Sahara Airlines, and Mantra Online. At Percept/H, he was responsible for the Delhi operations, handling businesses such as Hero Honda, Canon, DLF and Bharti. He has earlier worked with agencies such as Capital, Nexus Equity and Milestone.

Warrier, who has an experience of more than 10 years, began his career with JWT (then HTA) on GlaxoSmith Kline's (GSK) health drink brand Horlicks. Subsequently, he moved to Contract Advertising as senior account executive in 2002. After a gap of one year, he moved to Percept/H as account manager. In 2005, he returned to JWT as account director, and handled brands like Boost, Hero Cycles and Cargill Foods.

In 2010, he moved to Dentsu Creative Impact as senior client services director. A year later, he was promoted as assistant general manager and was promoted as general manager in 2011.

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