BBDO Indonesia has appointed Talha Bin Hisaam to Head of Planning, further bolstering the planning department.
Talha joins BBDO from Ogilvy & Mather Pakistan where he led an aggressive new business strategy in addition to his Head of Planning duties. He was responsible for Nestlé’s dairy and nutrition portfolio that included Milo, Nido, Bunyard, Cerelac, Lactogrow and Nan, providing strategic counsel on initiatives such as U4HK and ‘Start Healthy, Stay Healthy.’
With a career spanning over 15 years, Talha has worked on multiple categories including FMCG, healthcare, technology, media, fashion, telecom, finance, dairy, food and nutrition. Among his top clients were local and international heavyweights including P&G, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Toyota, Emirates Airline, Barclays, Telenor, Bata, AkzoNobel, Next, Haier, Acumen Fund, Teradata and Microsoft.
Prior to joining BBDO, he was associated with MS&L, Ketchum, CNBC, JWT and Ogilvy networks in senior management roles, contributing to several awards, including "Best in Social Media" at the 10th Pakistan ICT Awards for his work on Ufone, and two Silvers at the 2016 Campaign Asia Agency of the Year Awards – South Asia – for Creative and Digital Agency of the Year 2016 while at Ogilvy.
Talha commented, “I’m thrilled to be part of a team as vibrant, diverse, open and talented as BBDO is in Indonesia. I can’t wait to be strategising ground-breaking campaigns that deliver efficacy for our clients and awards for us!”
Richard Fraser, President of BBDO Southeast Asia commented, “We are very excited to have Talha on board as Head of Planning for BBDO Indonesia. Talha represents a new breed of strategic leadership and will make the agency an even stronger strategic partner to our Clients and I am very confident his extensive experience and counsel will help our clients Brand’s and our business grow.”
Talha’s appointment is effective immediately.