ASIA-PACIFIC – JAKARTA, INDONESIA, FEBRUARY 14, 2012: Leo Burnett Indonesia appointed Venke Sharma as executive director, head of digital.
“We have been steadily building our digital business, but 2012 is the year in which we will take our plans to the next level. The addition of Venke, a leading digital strategy expert in the region, is a reflection of our ambition to be a leading force in digital. Very importantly, we aren’t building a separate digital agency; we are building digital capability in Leo Burnett Indonesia,” said Thomas Sutton, country advisor, Leo Burnett Indonesia.
Prior to Leo Burnett Indonesia, Sharma led Leo Burnetts marketing services arm, Arc Worldwide in India. During his leadership, Arc has rolled out campaigns for P&G, Philip Morris, Blackberry, Tata Tea, Big TV, Piramal Healthcare, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Carrefour, Asia Pacific Breweries, Tax spanner amongst others.
The agency has won awards in digital creativity and effectiveness at various global and local forums including the first and only Indian Cyber Lion at Cannes Lion. Prior to Arc Worldwide India, Sharma was the co-founder and country head of Tribal DDB India.