Publicis-owned global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi has promoted Himani Kapadia to the newly created role of chief operating officer across Asia.
Based in Mumbai, Kapadia will report to Asia Pacific chief executive Roy Capon and will assume responsibility for helping manage the growth of DigitasLBi throughout the region.
Kapadia, formerly managing director of DigitasLBi in India, will also be charged with driving efficiencies across the business by supporting DigitasLBi’s unique ‘centres of excellence’ model via a single profit and loss structure spanning 17 offices in six regional markets.
“Himani has been a key driver for DigitasLBi India’s business and its sustained growth for the past few years,” Capon said. “Her ability to attract great talent and grow a successful, award-winning, profitable business in India is testament to that.
As well as overseeing DigitasLBi’s operations across Asia, Kapadia’s new role will see her concentrate on optimising the agency’s fast-growing talent base to ensure clients have access to the best possible talent no matter where they are located in the region.
Meanwhile, Amaresh Godbole has been promoted to the role of Managing Director, India, with responsibility for helping transform clients’ businesses, and continuing to expand the agency’s growing service offering.