Publicis Groupe India has appointed Unny Radhakrishnan as chief executive officer for Digitas. Radhakrishnan will be taking over from Amaresh Godbole who is moving over to Google.
Radhakrishnan was consulting with Sheroes as chief people and business officer and Rustik Travel as an advisor. Prior to that he was chief digital officer at Wavemaker.
Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Groupe, South Asia, said, “We are delighted to have Unny join us. Apart from his demonstrated capabilities across the whole gamut of digital, what really stood out for me is his approach to the future, passion for everything digital and commitment to groom talent. Each of these softer skills is very critical to succeed in today’s organisations. Digitas has a very strong team, great momentum and very diverse capabilities. Unny’s leadership will add to it tremendously.”
Radhakrishnan said, “I am very excited to join Digitas at a time when the Publicis Groupe model has just been put in place. The canvas to succeed both as Digitas and as a player in Publicis Groupe is limitless. It has an amazing track- record and momentum. I look forward to taking it from strength to strength.”
Godbole added, “My time at Digitas has been exceptionally rewarding and enriching. We’ve made tremendous progress over the years in shaping up Digitas’ s approach and culture while maintaining a scorching pace of growth. I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with a remarkable bunch of people and brands to produce great work that speaks for itself. It’s the right time for a new challenge, and I look forward to the next phase of my career. I leave Digitas in very capable hands. Unny’s vast experience and ability makes him a perfect fit for the agency.”