Jitender Dabas, who joined McCann Erickson Delhi in January 2011 from JWT India, has been promoted as executive vice-president, planning at the agency. Earlier, he was senior vice-president and head, planning, McCann Erickson.
A product of IIT Delhi, Dabas has spent over 15 years in the advertising and communication industry. He started as an account management executive with FCB Ulka, moved on to strategic planning at Grey and finally, joined JWT India at its Delhi branch. He has been at JWT for the past five years.
At JWT, Dabas had worked on major accounts such as Hero Honda, Nokia, Pepsi Foods, Sony and Congress.
Earlier, he has worked on Airtel DTH, Pizza Hut, GE Money, SBI Cards, Hyundai, Compaq, Mother Dairy, Arvind Brands and Apollo tyres. Dabas has been a winner of WPP's prestigious Atticus award for original thinking in 2007.
McCann Erickson recently roped Dhiren Amin of BBH as group planning director. His mandate is to head the planning function for the agency's Mumbai office.