Publicis Groupe India has announced the appointment of Kedar Teny to a newly created role of Chief Product Officer.
He will be overseeing and expanding on the Groupe’s product offerings by tapping into capabilities across creative, media, commerce, PR, production, digital technology and analytics, informed an agency statement.
Teny brings with him 25 years of experience across advertising and marketing. His most recent stint was as CEO of Lowe Lintas India, a role he took on in September 2021.
He had started his career at Lowe Lintas where he spent a decade in offices across India and Thailand. He served in marketing roles at Unilever, Airtel, McDonald’s and Sony Entertainment.
In his new role, Teny will report to Anupriya Acharya, South Asia CEO, Publicis Groupe.
Acharya said, “I am delighted to welcome Kedar to the Groupe. His strong marketing credentials across diverse categories in the most blue chip companies coupled with an equally strong understanding of the agency ecosystem make for a unique combination. Added to this, his affable and approachable demeanour made him the perfect choice for this role.”
She added, “Innovation and client-centricity is at the heart of everything that we do. And appointing a Chief Product Officer at the Groupe level is yet another key initiative in that direction.”
Teny said, “This role is both a great opportunity and responsibility. And I am very excited to take it on. Publicis Groupe not only has a great roster of clients but also some of the best agencies across creative, media, digital tech and PR, a strong growth momentum and an amazing array of scaled and deep capabilities. I look forward to working with Anupriya and the leadership teams across the Groupe to create significant business impact.”
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