Publicis Communications has promoted Sharim Gubbels to the position of Executive Creative Director of Leo Burnett Singapore. His appointment takes effect immediately.
As Leo Burnett’s new Executive Creative Director, Gubbels will work closely with Publicis Communications CEO, Lou Dela Pena and Chief Creative Officer, Jennie Morris.
In his former role as Group Creative Director, Gubbels was working with Leo Burnett for the past 18 months leading the McDonald’s account. He has been with Publicis Communications for the past five years, focusing on growing social and digital expertise across Publicis’ brands. He also worked on Samsung, Audi and Disney accounts.
Jennie Morris said: “As the world re-evaluates what’s really important and returns to the ideals of culture and community, there has never been a more important or right time for HumanKind. And there isn’t a better Human than Sharim to lead the creative charge at Leo Burnett.”
“Work like the highly acclaimed McDonalds Ramadan “My Happy Table” activation shows the power of what’s possible when we set out to not just solve business problems, but human problems.”
Lou Dela Pena said: “Leo Burnett is an agency with a brand reputation almost as storied as our biggest clients’. It’s why I am so excited to elevate one of our brightest talents to work with me to lead the next chapter of growth and to deepen human connections for our current and future clients”.
“HumanKind is such a powerful way to create and foster true connections between brands and people, and I can’t wait to further expand on Leo Burnett’s already amazing body of work, and its ethos.” said Sharim Gubbels.