DigitasLBi has promoted Himani Kapadia as the Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, while Amaresh Godbole will take over Kapadia’s responsibility as Managing Director-India.
Based out of Mumbai, Kapadia will report to Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer Roy Capon. She will be responsible for boosting DigitasLBi’s growth in the region. Kapadia will also be managing DigitasLBi’s ‘centres of excellence’ model via a single profit and loss structure spanning 17 offices in six markets across Asia Pacific.
“Himani has been a key driver for DigitasLBi India’s business and its sustained growth for the past few years. Her ability to attract great talent and grow a successful, award-winning, profitable business in India is testament to that,” said Capon.
He added, “DigitasLBi’s diverse skill-set means being able to create a flexible and highly mobile talent base throughout the region vital to our clients, growth and business model. Himani will play a pivotal role in continuing to grow our business across Asia Pacific.”
With over 22 years of experience, Kapadia brings a unique understanding of business, finance, strategy, technology, leadership and management.
Meanwhile, Godbole will be responsible for helping transform clients’ businesses and help expand the agency’s service offering.
Capon said, “This is a well-deserved promotion for Amaresh who wholly supports our strategy to nurture and grow our talent from within…He plays a crucial role in the growth of our business, expanding and maturing our capabilities, building our culture and ensuring that we provide the best possible services in India. Over the last six years, he has shown that he is a strong leader who is respected by clients, colleagues and the industry.”
Godbole had joined LBi in 2009 and was promoted to Head of Agency and Strategy, where he was instrumental in bringing on board a number of major clients and setting the digital agenda for brands including Johnson & Johnson, Tata Motors, and Budweiser.
Both Godbole and Kapadia were recently recognised in Campaign Asia-Pacific’s “Top 10 Most Admired Agency Leaders” in 2014.