Omnicom Media Group (OMG) has promoted Bansal to the role of chief executive officer and Barua to chief client officer for PHD India.

The promotions follow the growth and performance of the agency over the past few years under their tenure and are effective immediately.

An engineering and MBA graduate, Jyoti Bansal joined OMG in 2009 to lead its new business initiatives. Bansal was appointed to lead PHD India when it was established. As CEO, Bansal will focus on expanding PHD’s footprint in the Indian media space.

Shavon Barua joined PHD in 2015 as managing partner to work on the Hindustan Unilever business from the agency’s Mumbai office. As chief client officer, Barua will now work closely with Bansal to further develop PHD’s client offering.

Speaking on the promotions, Harish Shriyan, CEO of OMG India, says: “With a unique leadership mix of Jyoti’s media prowess and Shavon’s creative background, PHD India has soared to incredible heights over the past few years, becoming one of India’s most acclaimed media agencies. These well-deserved promotions will ensure PHD India continues to scale new heights, as they continue to find a better way for their team, clients and partners.”

“From a young challenger brand in the market to winning Media Agency of the Year, the last five years have been an exhilarating journey. I look forward to continuing forging a future-ready agency, helping clients to future-proof their businesses and working with the team to produce more industry leading work,” Bansal adds.

“At PHD, our mission has always been about ‘Finding a Better Way’ to produce innovative communications solutions work for our clients. In my new capacity, I look forward to combining gamification techniques with hard-core strategic principles to spark further innovation and deliver stronger business results for our clients,” Shavon Barua concludes.

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