Nima Namchu, creative
director, McCann-Erickson, has put in his papers. He plans to take a sabbatical for a while.
Namchu says he will move to his hometown, Kalimpong, in West Bengal, where he will spend time writing, among other things. He will shuttle between Delhi and Kalimpong and plans to resume work once he feels rejuvenated.
Namchu has been an advertising professional for the last 13 years. In 2004, he joined McCann-Erickson as creative director. At McCann, he reported to Prasoon Joshi, regional creative director, south and southeast Asia, and worked on brands such as Mastercard, Nescafe and Perfetti Van Melle.
Prior to joining McCann, Namchu worked with Capital Advertising as vice-president and creative director.
Namchu started his career with Saatchi & Saatchi (then Sistas Saatchi & Saatchi) in 1993. In 1994, he moved to TBWA India (then Anthem) and spent four years at the agency. Later, he joined Leo Burnett.
Speaking to agencyfaqs!, Namchu says, "I have been in the advertising business for long and now I need a break. As of now, I do not have any fixed plans. Advertising is all I know. A few months later when I come back, I would like to be connected to the communication business."
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