31st May 2021

Sharim Gubbels Appointed as Leo Burnett’s Executive Creative Director

Publicis Communications has promoted Sharim Gubbels to the position of Executive Creative Director of Leo Burnett as part of its commitment to further strengthen the Leo Burnett team in Singapore. His appointment takes effect immediately.

As Leo Burnett’s new Executive Creative Director, Sharim will work closely with Publicis Communications CEO Lou Dela Pena and Chief Creative Officer Jennie Morris to reimagine the Leo Burnet’s ethos of Humankind and what it means for creativity and clients in a Covid-changed world.

Sharim Gubbels Appointed as Leo Burnett’s Executive Creative Director

In his former role as Group Creative Director, Sharim was working with Leo Burnett for the past 18 months leading the McDonalds 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.

“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.” said Jennie Morris.

“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” she continued.

Publicis Communications CEO 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.