Anil S Nair and Chandan Nath have been named presidents of their agencies and Naren Multani of McCann has been appointed film chief, South Asia
of the big guys in advertising have been promoted. These are Law & Kenneth's Anil S Nair, Mudra's Chandan Nath and McCann's Naren Multani.
Anil S Nair Anil S Nair
: He was chief operating officer of Law & Kenneth and now has been promoted to president of the agency. The agency, now in its sixth year, has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. The idea behind promoting Nair is to gear the agency up for another big leap. The other changes in the agency's top management include Sandhya Srinivasan and Anil K Nair being promoted as associate partners and Jiten Bhagat as vice-president.
Chandan Nath Chandan Nath
: Nath, executive vice-president, Mudra Ahmedabad, has been named president. Nath joined Mudra in 1993 as associate account director and has since constantly moved up the ladder. As branch head, he steered the Ahmedabad operations towards growth with big brands such as Vimal, Rasna and Dhara. He was instrumental in signing on Paras Pharmaceuticals. Mudra won the Krack cream account in 1996 and Nath expanded the pharmaceutical company portfolio to include Itchguard, Dermicool, Livon, Recova and Mrs Marino.
Naren Multani: This senior creative director and national film head has got a larger role at McCann. He now is the film chief for South Asia, McCann-Erickson. Apart from the India office, the Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh offices will also now draw upon Multani as an integral resource.
Multani most recently led the creative production workshop in Sri Lanka in which all the McCann-Erickson offices in South Asia participated. In early 2007, Multani and Hozefa Alibhai (now with Publicis Ambience) won the Best Short Film award for a film titled '9 Minutes of Nirvana' at the Barcelona International Film Festival.