Deepak Sharma quits Starcom
Deepak Sharma a media veteran has stepped down from Starcom after being a part of the agency for 16 years. He joined Starcom in 2005 as Media Manager and last served as a Managing Director, North India.
In this role, he helped Starcom win several accounts like those of Dabur, OPPO, Realme, Luminous, Ola, Lenskart, Adda 52, Expedia, Mars Wrigley’s, Aircel, Make Mytrip.com, and Sun pharma. In 2017, Starcom India was awarded as “Office of the year” for the first time by Starcom Global under his leadership.
Before joining Starcom MediaVest Group, Sharma was associated with agencies like Dentsu India as a General Manager and GroupM as Business Manager. He has also worked with Maxus for 2 years and with RKS/BBDO as a Planner for 2 years.
According to media reports, Sharma has not decided on his next move and is thankful to Starcom for giving him an opportunity for the past 16 years of journey. He said, “In this phase of journey I would like to thank Ravi Kiran and Malli, formerly CEO of Starcom and from a brand partnership standpoint, that helped me immensely is Aircel and Dabur. Everyone in these two companies helped me transform. Anupriya Acharya, formerly CEO Publicis Media and now CEO Publicis Groupe, trusted me and gave me strength to perform. Apart from leadership I am thankful rather indebted to the entire Starcom team that worked with me in the last 16 years.”