Malhan, who was born in India and raised in Africa and South America, has been tasked to be Credle's partner, providing a strategic point of view and benchmark for the agency's global creative council, which consists of the network's chief creative officers.
Prior to her joining FCB, Malhan spent a decade as Publicis North America's senior vice president and director of creative culture managing all aspects of creative, including talent, awards and culture. Prior to that, the FIT grad worked at Ogilvy and Mather, the Ad Club of New York and international Andy Awards, building relationships with industry associations, developing global awards strategies and amplifying creative representation.
“Madhu brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this position and will be critical to our success as we continue to elevate our creative portfolio, reputation and culture across the network. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Madhu over the years, primarily through the Ad Club of New York, sponsor of the International ANDY awards, where she played a critical role in raising the prestige and profile of this show while working with top creative leaders from across the globe,” said Credle.
Speaking on her new role Malhan said, “Susan’s commitment to creating ‘Never Finished’ ideas is second to none, and I am delighted to join the agency at such a momentous time to help FCB author the next chapter of its creative success.”
Malhan has received creative accolades from the American Advertising Federation, One Show and Ad Club of New York. She joins other recent FCB hire Jenifer Hohman, the agency's new global chief marketing officer who reports to Carter Murray.