McCann-Erickson, India, has
found an insider to replace erstwhile president and COO Santosh Desai. Sanjay Nayak, senior vice-president and general manager, Delhi, has been elevated to the post of president.
Nayak will report to Prasoon Joshi, who has recently been made executive chairman, McCann-Erickson, India.
Nayak, who has been with the agency since 2001, will also head the other two divisions, McCann Healthcare and MRM, the agency's interactive and direct marketing arm.
In addition, Govind Pandey, senior vice-president and general manager, Mumbai, will now be president, advertising.
Pandey and Aditya Atri, senior vice-president and general manager, India - MRM and Momentum, will report to Nayak.
Pandey has been with the agency's Mumbai branch since 2002. An IIM Bangalore alumnus, Pandey's first brush with advertising dates back to 1990, when he joined Lowe (then Lintas India) as a management trainee. After Lowe, he worked for two years at Contract Advertising. Prior to joining McCann he was with Ogilvy as vice president and management partner.
In an official communiqué, Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman, McCann-Erickson, India, says that both have contributed tirelessly to the growth of McCann-Erickson, India, and proved to be pillars of strength for the organisation.
In addition to their new roles, Nayak and Pandey will continue with their current responsibilities of the McCann Delhi and Mumbai offices, respectively.
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