Former CEO of Wavemaker Kartik Sharma is set to take over as the next Omnicom Media Group (OMG) India CEO. He has already put in his papers at Wavemaker and will succeed Harish Shriyan who resigned from the post last year but is still serving the organization.
Sharma has been associated with Maxus (now Wavemaker) for more than a decade in various positions. He became Managing Director of the agency in 2017 before taking over South Asia CEO role in 2018. With over two decades of experience in the media industry, Sharma has worked with Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, Lintas, Mindshare and Madison before joining Maxus.
In his new role, Sharma will work closely with Priti Murthy, CEO of OMD India, and Jyoti Bansal, CEO of PHD India, on chartering the continued growth of the agency brands in India.