Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Groupe South Asia is an eminent media and advertising professional with 25 plus years of experience across India and Singapore. She joined Publicis Groupe in 2013 as Group CEO of ZenithOptimedia and then went on to lead Publicis Media India in 2016 and Publicis Groupe South Asia from 2019. Prior to Publicis, she has held senior leadership positions with WPP in India and Aegis Media Singapore.
She is the elected President for Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) 2020-21, on the Board of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) and is actively involved with other industry bodies. An Independent Director on the Board of DB Corp, she is also jury on key industry events. Under her leadership, both Publicis Groupe & AAAI are Founding Members of the UN Women initiative, Unstereotype Alliance, India Chapter which works towards eliminating harmful gender stereotypes from advertising.
She has been felicitated by Forbes India as ‘W-Power’ Trailblazer 2018 and featured in Fortune India’s list of Top 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2020, 2019, 2018.
A Post -Graduate in Chemistry from IIT - Roorkee, her interests are adventure trips, photography and interior designing.