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Omnicom Media appoints Amol Dighe as head of investment India

He joins the media group from Mindshare Indonesia.

Omnicom Media Group has announced the appointment of Amol Dighe as head of investment, India, effective immediately. The appointment follows senior hires for the function in markets like Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to this, Dighe was in a leadership role in Jakarta with Mindshare Indonesia.

Omnicom Media appoints Amol Dighe as head of investment India
He will lead strategic insight and analysis over the OMD and PHD investment portfolio to ensure that the best possible client outcomes are secured across all media platforms. In addition, he will be involved with special development projects across South East Asia.

A seasoned media professional, Dighe has worked on all sides of the value chain - client, agency and media owner. His expertise runs across buying, planning, negotiation and strategy; developing business systems with deep strength in analytical, organisational and managerial experience. In the past, He has worked with Unilever in a regional buying and operations role for the Asia Pacific region, with Star TV Network to establish their client service strategy and planning unit, and with Group M India for over nine years.

Jasmin Sohrabji, CEO, Omnicom Media Group India and South East Asia, says, "Amol is a terrific addition to the team, bringing invaluable experience to further strengthen our investment team. Leveraging his experience across the region, he will additionally play a key role in special development projects in South East Asia."

Harish Shriyan, COO, Omnicom Media Group, says, "As we consolidate and gear up for the next level of growth, we are excited have Amol as part of our management team that will enhance our client delivery capabilities in India."

Speaking about his new role, Dighe says, "I am delighted and excited with this opportunity of working with the growing Omnicom Media Group team to add greater value to our client offering and making our business more robust for the future."

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Moreton, chief investment officer, Omnicom Media Group

APAC, says, "With our business growth, we are privileged to have the ability to attract quality talent.

Amol will continue to develop our offering - delivering expertise in an area of increasing sophistication."

Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes the full-service media networks PHD and OMD, as well as a number of specialty media communications companies.

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