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Omnicom Media Group India appoints Amol Dighe as Head of Investment

India, April 1, 2015 – Continuing its focus on bolstering trading and investment teams across the Asia Pacific region, Omnicom Media Group today announced the appointment of Amol Dighe as Head of Investment, Omnicom Media Group India. The appointment in India follows senior hires for the function in markets like Singapore and Hong Kong.

Amol will lead strategic insight and analysis over the OMD and PHD investment portfolio to ensure the best possible client outcomes are secured across all media platforms. In addition he will be involved with special development projects across South East Asia.

Amol is a seasoned media professional. Having worked on all sides of the value chain - client, agency and media owner. His expertise runs across buying, planning, negotiation and strategy; developing business systems with deep strength in analytical, organisational and managerial experience. He has a 360 degree view of the investment landscape and full insight into the spectrum of trading and negotiation strategies that can be applied to deliver maximum client value.

Prior to his new role at Omnicom Media Group, Amol has a depth of experience working with Unilever in a Regional Buying and Operations role for the Asia Pacific Region, working with Star TV Network to establish their Client Service Strategy and Planning unit and working with Group M India spanning over nine years. Most recently he was in a leadership role in Jakarta with Mindshare Indonesia.

Speaking on Amol’s appointment, Jasmin Sohrabji, CEO Omnicom Media Group India and South East Asia said, “Amol is a terrific addition to the team, bringing invaluable experience to further strengthen our Investment team. Leveraging his experience across the region he will additionally play a key role in special development projects in South East Asia.”

Welcoming Amol to Omnicom Media Group, Harish Shriyan, COO Omnicom Media Group said, “As we consolidate and gear up for the next level of growth, we are excited have Amol as part of our management team that will enhance our client delivery capabilities in India.”

Amol said, “I am delighted and excited with this opportunity of working with the growing Omnicom Media Group team to add greater value to our client offering and making our business more robust for the future.”

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Moreton, Chief Investment Officer, Omnicom Media Group APAC, said, “With our business growth, we are privileged to have the ability to attract quality talent. Amol will continue to develop our offering – delivering expertise in an area of increasing sophistication.”

Amol’s appointment is effective immediately.

About Omnicom Media Group and Omnicom (www.omnicommediagroup.com)
Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMC). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks PHD and OMD as well as a number of specialty media communications companies. By being part of OMG, these entities are able to fully leverage the media resources and buying scale of Omnicom on behalf of its clients.

Omnicom Media Group is made up of several media specialist companies. Among them is OMD Worldwide (http://www.omd.com), the largest and most innovative media communications specialists in the world, and PHD Network (www.phdnetwork.com), a leading media services company widely recognized for its pioneering and innovative work for clients.

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