Debashis Paul joins Percept/H as Chief Operating Officer

Percept/H has taken on board Debashis Paul in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer recently.

Debashis Paul, based in New Delhi, will have a national role at Percept/H and is responsible for six offices including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune and Lucknow. Debashis started his career with Bates (then Clarion Advertising Services) before moving to Lintas where he worked for 6 years primarily on ITC and Philips , later he joined Saatchi and Saatchi .

As VP & Head of Saatchi Delhi Office he revamped the agency operations following the win of the Hyundai Motor account . His last employer was McCann Erickson with whom he has had the longest stint in his career spanning 12 years and his last position there was Executive Vice President and Head – McCann Social based in Delhi. At McCann he took on various roles to build the agency – first leading key global accounts, namely, Reckitt Benckiser ,Nestle, MasterCard, GM, Microsoft, Coke, HP and Chicco to wearing the hat of Chief Growth Officer – a role assigned to him under the McCann network system for business expansion and finally heading the Delhi operations between 2007 to 2011.

Debashis has also handled large advertisers in the Agency’s portfolio apart from the above like Aircel , Dabur ,Diageo ,Perfetti ,Panasonic , Reebok and Virgin (airlines). In 2011 he spearheaded the initiative to set up the Social advertising wing for McCann – a global first for the McCann Worldgroup with UNICEF and PSI as key clients.

Commenting on his appointment said Prabhakar Mundkur, CEO, Percept/H,” We are happy to welcome Debashis at Percept family. He has worked in advertising across global brands and across wide range of categories for 25 years . He would certainly be a huge asset to the senior management team and our Company. We are impressed with Paul’s team building skills and with him on board I am sure we can forge a new path ahead for Percept H.”

Elaborating on his appointment Debashis Paul, COO, Percept/H says “In my long standing innings in the advertising field I have played many roles and have had the good fortune to have worked with some of the best professionals in the field ,both on the Agency’s side and the Client’s side .I was now seeking a genuine national role and this opportunity from Percept was a perfect fit ”

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