Sridhar Ramasubramanian appointed as CFO, Publicis Groupe, South Asia

Ramasubramanian's last stint of 17 years includes the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for GroupM, South Asia

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 25, 2020 2:46 PM

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Sridhar Ramasubramanian has joined as the Chief Financial Officer of Publicis Groupe, South Asia.

Ramasubramanian comes with a total experience of 30 years out of which about 28 years have been in the advertising and media industry.

His last stint of 17 years includes the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for GroupM, South Asia. Ramasubramanian has worked closely across functions such as creative, media, commercial, production, finance and operations and has also played a key role in the industry as an executive committee member of the AAAI (Advertising Association of India) where he has driven key agendas for the industry.

He will take on the baton from Pankaj Vasani who is moving on to explore opportunities outside the Groupe.

Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Groupe, South Asia says, “I am delighted to welcome Sridhar Ramasubramanian on-board. Sridhar brings with him a very successful track record of strategic thinking and unwavering focus on driving long-term organisational goals and objectives. While we are sad to see Pankaj go, I would like to thank him for his immense contribution to the Groupe and wish him great success in his future endeavours.”

On his exit, Pankaj Vasani said, “This was not an easy decision on my part and it took a great deal of consideration. It is always exciting and yet a bit unnerving to move out of your comfort zone. But, as they say - do what you got to do. I’m headed off to explore my next chapter. And I’ll be a proud Publicis alumnus here onwards.”

Sridhar Ramasubramanian said, “I am excited to join Publicis Groupe South Asia at a time when the Groupe sees such growth, dynamism, talent and momentum. I look forward to contributing to the success of the organisation.”

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