SapientRazorfish, a part of Publicis Groupe, on Friday, announced the appointment of Himani Kapadia as CEO, India, SapientRazorfish and DigitasLBi, effective immediately. In this new role, Kapadia will be responsible for the growth of both businesses in India by leveraging the complimentary propositions and offerings of the brands, and to help clients reimagine their business through radical customer centricity.
“India is a strategic market for us with immense potential. The combined capabilities of SapientRazorfish and DigitasLBi across consumer, digital, experience, data, and technology, offer a unique advantage to our clients as they partner with us on their digital transformation journey. With Himani at the helm of both brands in the market, I am excited at the opportunity we have to help clients in the region truly reimagine their propositions for a rapidly changing consumer set,” said Rajdeep Endow, Managing Director, SapientRazorfish, Asia Pacific.
“We are thrilled to have Himani take on the role of CEO for India. Having known her for a number of years, her experience in India coupled with her focus on doing what’s best for her clients reassures me that she will help lead our clients through the digital transformation journey, Also, Amaresh Godbole, MD, DigitasLBi India, who has done a brilliant job leading and growing the brand in India, will continue his current role as MD, reporting into Himani,” said Annette Male, CEO, DigitasLBi, APAC.
Kapadia brings 22 years of experience across business, finance, strategy, technology, and media. She was instrumental in setting up DLBi in India, and served as its MD before moving on to other global roles within DLBi. She was recognized by Campaign as a ‘Top 10 Most Admired Agency Leader in APAC’.
Charulata Ravi Kumar, who led the SapientRazorfish India business, moves on from the organization to pursue other opportunities.