L&K Saatchi & Saatchi appoints Ekta Relan as chief strategy officer

L&K Saatchi & Saatchi appoints Ekta Relan as chief strategy officer

Paritosh Srivastava, Ekta Relan and Snehasis Bose

L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, a part of Publicis Groupe India, has strengthened its strategy leadership by elevating Snehasis Bose, its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), to Group Chief Strategy Officer.

With this, Snehasis will oversee strategy across L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis India, and Saatchi & Saatchi Propagate. Ekta Relan takes over the reins as the new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for L&K Saatchi & Saatchi. 

Commenting on the appointments, Paritosh Srivastava, CEO, of L&K Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis India, said, “Given the disproportionate growth all three agency brands have seen in client results, creative respect, and revenue over the last few years, and the significant role the strategic function has played, it is the right time for us to introduce a force multiplier. Snehasis is a proven war horse who has been a great asset and the most dependable partner to the agency. It’s a natural progression for him to bring his influence and impact across the other agencies. Ekta is a rare talent, with her wealth of experience and strategic acumen, she is the perfect strategic leader and cultural fit to take L&K Saatchi & Saatchi’s spirit of ‘Our Client’s Business Is Our Business’ to the next level”.

With over 25 years of experience, Snehasis has been associated with agencies like McCann Erickson, Publicis Ambience, IMRB International, and Contract Advertising. He joined L&K Saatchi & Saatchi in 2015 and was elevated to CSO in 2020. 

Ekta boasts a career spanning 23 years. She joins L&K Saatchi & Saatchi after a successful stint as Chief Strategy Officer at Lowe Lintas, where she led the strategy team for Unilever, the agency’s biggest client, apart from driving new business acquisitions. Ekta has also worked with Mullen Lintas, Sapient Nitro Singapore, and Unilever Singapore. 

Speaking on her appointment, Ekta said, “L&K Saatchi & Saatchi is on a dynamic growth trajectory, redefining the role an agency can play for its clients’ business. I am thrilled to be a part of this enriching journey where commerce and culture beautifully fuel each other. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with the agency’s talented team, also learning and leveraging the power of the entire Publicis ecosystem to build solid brands that connect with their audience in unexpected and relevant ways”.