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Vishal Ahluwalia to head Grey Bengaluru

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | March 23, 2015
Ahluwalia replaces Hari Krishnan, who recently moved to Lowe LDB Sri Lanka. Previously, Ahluwalia was with Iris Worldwide.

Grey Group India has appointed Vishal Ahluwalia to head its Bengaluru office. He will report to Sunil Lulla, chairman and managing director, Grey Group India.

Vishal Ahluwalia

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Ahluwalia joins Grey with two decades of marketing communications experience across various geographies and disciplines. In his various roles, he has headed businesses and has been an entrepreneur. Until recently, he has worked as a member of the board of Iris Worldwide, in which he spearheaded the digital and retail verticals. Prior to this, he was the head for TBWA- South India; head of the Unilever business for JWT - Taipei and a senior member of both Contract and JWT.

"Vishal brings a great blend of advertising savviness and digital smarts to Grey. His experience across geographies and diverse categories will strengthen the leadership team at Grey. He will take further our integrated offerings to various clients and enable their brands to be Famous and Effective," says Lulla.

Speaking about his new role, Ahluwalia says, "I am very excited about the prospect to bring my skills across various stream to Grey group's rich and diverse client roster. I do believe the future requires us to be able to deliver services in a wholesome and integrated fashion. I am delighted to return to Bengaluru which has always been a springboard for my learning and success."

A passionate biker and movie buff, Ahluwalia holds a post graduate degree in sales and marketing. Some of the brands he has worked on include Nestle, Sony, Reckitt, Pernod Ricard, Unilever, Dabur, Coca-Cola, Maruti, Tata Gold Plus and Kimberly Clark.

Grey Bengaluru's roster of clients includes Britannia, Dell, Fortis, ITC, 3M, Stovekraft and UB Group, amongst many others.

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