Shavon Barua

Chief Client Officer, PHD India

1995 She joined SSC&B Lintas Mumbai & New Delhi. She handled major accounts of Marico Industries, Piaget Designer Watches, IDV, Allwyn, Hero Motors, Hyundai Santro & Sonata.

2000 She moved to Rediffusion /DYR (Mumbai) as Client Services Director and worked on one of their largest accounts- Colgate Palmolive, not only for India but on a global level.

2004 She moved on to become the Associate Vice President for Ambience Publicis (Mumbai). Lakme Lever, Westside, Garden, and Atmosphere were the clients that were serviced under her leadership.

2006 She joined Euro RSCG (New Delhi) as their Senior Vice President.

She led the entire Reckitt Benckiser business with a team of 25 people and worked on power brands like Dettol, Mortien, Harpic, Lizol, and Cherry Blossom. She was also the core person responsible for the successful launch of Vanish & Airwick.

2007 She became a part of JWT (New Delhi) as their Executive Business Director. Along with client management, she also added value to P&L & training. She was also responsible for bringing in additional business/profit units and managed PepsiCo Foods, Nestle, Yum Foods, Developing Business.

2010 She was appointed as the President for Havas Worldwide (Euro RSCG) –West & South where she managed a team of 70+ people and guided them in servicing the major brands- HDFC Bank, BPCL, IBM, Sanofi, Sony Six TV Channel, Allergan, Bank of Baroda, Air France, Unilever etc.

2015 Joined PHD as the Managing Partner. She is in charge of a wide and diverse team of Digital and Media professionals. She is managing the entire Unilever Digital media account and building up a rapidly increasing portfolio of business.