Omnicom Media Group Appoints Bharat Khatri as Chief Digital Officer for APAC


Bharat Khatri has been appointed as a Chief Digital Officer by Omnicom Media Group (OMG), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, for its operations across APAC. Khatri has a decade of experience and is tasked with leading productization, digital marketing operations, governance efforts, and commercials for the network in this region.

Previously, Khatri was the Country Head for Xaxis in India. There he oversaw the agency’s programmatic desk and collaborated with over 150 active advertisers across multiple industries.

In his new role as a Chief Digital Officer by Omnicom Media Group (OMG), Khatri will partner with OMG leaders in APAC to accelerate the adoption of integrated digital strategy. He will also be focussing on leveraging technology to drive efficiency and creativity at scale across digital channels.

Khatri will be based in India and will be reporting to Paul Shepherd, Chief Investment Officer for OMG APAC, with India’s reputation as a thriving IT hub and home to some of the world’s most powerful and cutting-edge companies.

“Bharat has a stellar track record and his astute business acumen in identifying and converting digital marketing opportunities into unique creative solutions will help unlock value for our clients in this region,” said Paul Shepherd, Chief Investment Officer for OMG APAC. “Combined with his experience in driving actionable, measurable, and revenue-generating business outcomes, I couldn’t be more excited having him on the team,” he added.

“I am incredibly thrilled & honored to join Omnicom Media Group at this pivotal time while our industry goes through a massive shift to more fragmented, privacy-first & precision second eco-system,” said Bharat Khatri. “OMG’s strong roots in analytics and big appetite for innovation are key assets for the next phase of digital transformation, and I feel privileged to be part of this growth and transformation journey in the region,” he added.

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