Amaresh Godbole to join Google

Publicis Groupe confirmed that Godbole will be stepping down as CEO of Digitas India in March

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jan 22, 2020 7:01 PM

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Amaresh Godbole

Amaresh Godbole has ended his decade-long association with Publicis Groupe. The erst-while CEO of Digitals India will be joining Google. Since 2009, Amaresh has been playing a key role in scaling up Publicis' business in the country. While commenting about his departure from the company, Amaresh said that he is grateful for his years at Publicis Groupe and Digitas. 
"I doubt I would have ever considered moving out for a similar role," he added. "I felt ready for this one because Digitas has a phenomenal leadership team in place and it is now at a scale where it is self-sustaining. 
He also spoke glowingly about  Publicis Groupe South Asia CEO Anupriya Acharya's leadership: "With the Groupe's Power of One strategy and Anupriya's leadership, I have no doubt about its continued success."
Calling him a "Publicis Groupe loyalist",  Anupriya extended her support to Amaresh as he looks towards beginning a new chapter in his career. "We value his contributions and wish him the very best. He is with us for a couple of months and is committed to helping us plan a smooth transition. We will announce the succession plan in due course,” she assured.
On the recent exits, Anupriya further commented - "There is a regular churn which is there in all organisations as talent seeks newer experiences - we have seen enough cases even in recent times where people move from advertising to start-ups, from media to marketing, from broadcasting to platform companies and such. And some of course to the competition. That's the nature of the market today. It's unfortunate that some sections of media are trying to sensationalise routine moves. We continue to do great work, stay focussed, deliver on all fronts."

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