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Bobby Pawar Moves On From Publicis India, as Ajay Gahlaut joins Publicis

Publicis Worldwide has finalized Bobby’s replacement and will be announcing this key appointment soon

 Publicis Worldwide India has today announced that its Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director, Bobby Pawar, will be moving on from the agency after a five-year stint. Bobby will be leaving after serving his notice period which ends in January 2019.

Saurabh Varma, CEO, Publicis Communications, India & South Asia, says, “Over the last five years, Bobby has played a key role in transforming the creative output of Publicis Worldwide India. Under Bobby’s leadership, we’ve created some truly fabulous work for our clients. We’ve enjoyed working with Bobby and will miss his sense of humor and the raw energy he brings with him. We wish him the best of luck for his future.”

Said Bobby Pawar, “I’ve had a blast working with Saurabh, Srija and the incredible creative talent as Publicis Worldwide India. But as they say, all good things do come to an end. I’m the kind of person who has always been excited about trying new things and broadening my horizons, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. I am fully confident that Publicis will continue to rise and make stellar work for its clients. I would like to thank the Groupe for the great memories and work we’ve created over the years.”

Ajay Gahlaut, former chief creative officer, Ogilvy North, will be joining Publicis Worldwide India.   Gahlaut is slated to replace Bobby Pawar, MD and CCO, Publicis Worldwide South Asia. Pawar is joining Havas Group as chairman and chief creative officer in January.

The move has been confirmed by sources close to the development.