New Delhi : Shiva Kumar joins Leo Burnett as Executive Creative Director from Cheil India and he will be based out of the agency’s Delhi office and will work closely with RajDeepak Das, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett.
With the appointment of Shiva Kumar, Leo Burnett has further strengthened its creative team. He has more than 14 years of experience in advertising and he was working as Creative Director at Cheil India for the past four years.
Speaking on the development RajDeepak Das said, “Shiva will take forward and sustain Leo Burnett’s way of producing disruptive and effective work for brands – based on our HumanKind Philosophy. A firm believer in the power of integration and innovation, Shiva will play a vital role in bringing human insights and technology together to create magic for brands.”
Shiva Kumar said, “When I met Raj, I was smitten by his vision of a young heart and the energetic team he leads that is ever-hungry to do great work. Raj is an immensely talented leader and has his eyes firmly set on future. I certainly didn’t want to miss the bus. My attempt at Leo Burnett will be to look at advertising from the perspective of a multi-screen platform and provide an integrated experience that makes our brands play a better role in the consumer’s life. Leo Burnett has already put a successful integrated infrastructure, which will help me consolidate a creative team that is future-ready.”
Apart from Cheil India, he has worked with Saatchi & Saatchi, Dentsu Marcom, Everest Brand Solutions, Publicis India and Mudra.
Some of the key brands that he has worked on include Mitsubishi, Yamaha, Honda, Apollo Tyres, ABN AMRO Bank, Aviva Life Insurance, Electrolux, Nestle, Canon, Sony Ericsson, MTS, Samsung Mobiles and Samsung Consumer Electronics, Delhi Daredevils and Halonix.