Anil Pillai, the chief executive at DigitasLBi for the UK, Middle East and Africa has stepped down after 19 years at the agency to “take on a new set of challenges”.
Pillai was promoted in March to run the business‘s activities beyond Europe with Michael Islip being named UK chief executive in the process.
He was previously promoted to UK chief executive in 2011 and remained in the role following the finalisation of the agency’s acquisition by Publicis in 2013.
A DigitasLBi spokesman said: “After 19 years Anil has taken the decision to leave DigitasLBi to take on a new set of challenges. Over the course of nearly two decades Anil has been instrumental in building DigitasLBi into the world leading marketing and technology agency that it is today. We are sad to see him go, but we wish Anil the very best of luck for the future and thank him for leaving DigitasLBi in better shape than ever.”
Pillai currently features as one of the faces of marketing which front the second phase of the Royal Mail’s ‘MailMen’ campaign.