Wavemaker's Kartik Sharma to be next OMG India CEO

Sharma has already put in his papers at Wavemaker and will succeed Harish Shriyan who resigned from the post last year but is still serving the organization

e4m by Naziya Alvi Rahman
Updated: Jan 30, 2020 12:14 PM

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Kartik Sharma

Former CEO of Wavemaker Kartik Sharma is set to take over as the next OMG India CEO. He has already put in his papers at Wavemaker and will succeed Harish Shriyan who resigned from the post last year but is still serving the organization

Sharma has been associated with Maxus (now Wavemaker) for more than a decade in various positions. He became Managing Director of the agency in 2017 before taking over South Asia CEO role in 2018. With over two decades of experience in the media industry, Sharma has worked with Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, Lintas, Mindshare and Madison before joining Maxus.

In his new role, Sharma will work closely with Priti Murthy, CEO of OMD India, and Jyoti Bansal, CEO of PHD India, on chartering the continued growth of the agency brands in India.

Speaking on the appointment, Tony Harradine, CEO of Omnicom Media Group, Asia-Pacific, said: “A revered leader with an impressive track record, I am thrilled that Kartik has joined us. I have the utmost confidence in his ability to steer our business to even greater heights in one of the most important markets in Asia.”

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