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Leo Burnett India appoints Ankit Singh as senior vice president, Strategy

Singh will head the planning function in the agency’s Gurugram office.

In a recent addition to its strategy team, advertising agency Leo Burnett India has appointed Ankit Singh as its senior vice president, Strategy. Singh will be based out of Gurugram and will report to Dheeraj Sinha, MD - India and chief strategy officer, Leo Burnett - South Asia. Singh’s last stint was with BBH India as strategy director.

Leo Burnett India appoints Ankit Singh as senior vice president, Strategy

Ankit Singh

Speaking about Singh's appointment, Dheeraj Sinha says “Leo Burnett India has always had a big focus on strategy. Ankit is extremely diligent and one of the sharpest strategists that I have worked with. He has a direct pulse on the consumer and is totally brand-focused. We have great momentum in our Gurugram office and I am sure Ankit will add to the energy. I look forward to some great work.”

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Apart from BBH India, Ankit has also worked at Leo Burnett Orchard and Grey Worldwide, amongst other agencies in the past. He has strategised for brands such as Tinder, The Indian Army, Uber, JK Tyre, Philips, Blackberry Mobiles, Ferrero, Nestle, Saridon and Vaseline.

Speaking about his new role, Singh says “These are exciting times at Leo Burnett India. The agency is exuding great energy and momentum on the back of the ‘Power of One’ philosophy. I am looking forward to being a part of it. I see this as an opportunity to create some great work that deliver brand growth while keeping ‘people’ at their centre.”