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Leo Burnett Orchard ropes in Menaka Menon as EVP and branch head for Bengaluru

Menon replaces Sharmine Panthaky, VP and branch head – Bengaluru, who has moved on from the agency.

Leo Burnett Orchard has strengthened its senior management. The Leo Group's full-service agency has appointed Menaka Menon as executive vice president (EVP) and branch head – Bengaluru. In her new role, she will report to Prashanth Challapalli, chief operating officer - Leo Burnett Orchard. Previously, Menon was working with FCB Ulka - Bengaluru where she was the vice president.

Leo Burnett Orchard ropes in Menaka Menon as EVP and branch head for Bengaluru
Menaka Menon

Menon replaces Sharmine Panthaky, vice president and branch head – Bengaluru, who has moved on from the agency.

Speaking about her new role, Menon says, “Leo Burnett Orchard is an agency poised for the future, where integration is a way of life. I am excited to be part of a team that lives and breathes this philosophy. There is a real opportunity here to expand horizons and to serve the client’s and brand’s best interests as one united team, and I look forward to being part of this vision.”

Leo Burnett Orchard ropes in Menaka Menon as EVP and branch head for Bengaluru
Prashanth Challapalli

Menon is an alumnus of MICA. She and has over 17 years of experience and has worked with FCB Ulka, J Walter Thompson, UTV and BIG 92.7 FM.

Speaking about bringing Menon on board, Challapalli says in a company statement, “...Menaka is the perfect fit for us. She has worn different hats in her career and brings to the table the kind of ambition, drive and skill sets we were looking for at a leadership level. On behalf of everyone at Leo Burnett Orchard, I am very happy to welcome her on board and wish her great success.”