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Suman Srivastava Appointed as Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, FCB Ulka Group

Press Release - Mumbai, 09 March 2016

Mumbai, March 7, 2016 – Rohit Ohri, chairman and CEO of FCB Ulka Group, has announced the appointment of Suman Srivastava as vice chairman & chief strategy officer, FCB Ulka Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Ohri said, "Good people make good things happen. That’s my guiding principle as I build my leadership team at FCB Ulka Group. In Suman I see a brilliant mind, a deep passion for brand building and inspiring leadership. I’m delighted to have him as my strategic partner as we write a new chapter in the history of FCB Ulka in India.”

A graduate of Delhi University, IIM Ahmedabad and IMD Lausanne, Srivastava started his career with the Lintas Group and was part of the team that set up SSC&B. He then moved on to Euro RSCG in India and eventually became its CEO as well as chief strategy officer for its Asia-Pacific region. Srivastava then turned entrepreneur and started a strategic consulting firm Marketing Unplugged, which will now be a part of FCB Ulka Group.

As he takes charge in his new role, Srivastava said, "I seem to change jobs every year in which India hosts the Cricket World Cup. I am thankful that Rohit offered me such an exciting new role just in the year that India is hosting the T20 World Cup. And given that India is not likely to host another world cup for many years, I look forward to a long and happy tenure at FCB Ulka."

Going forward, Srivastava will oversee strategy and all related functions for the Group, including Strategic Planning, Cogito Consulting, Asterii Analytics and Marketing Unplugged.