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Anupriya Acharya, 49

CEO, Publicis Media India

Previous Rank : 30

In a span of two years, Acharya led Publicis Media to become the thirdlargest media-buying group from India. Its reported billings stood at $1.3 billion at the end of 2017, an increase of 50% over the previous year. During her tenure, the firm has transformed from being a Delhi-centric agency to having a strong and revamped operation in Mumbai. The agency has set up full-fledged operations in Bengaluru to service clients such as Lenovo, OnePlus, and Toyota. Last year, its domestic new business wins included Ola Cabs (full media mandate), Nykaa (full media), and Reckitt Benckiser (digital).