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Everest Brand Solutions elevates Samir Chonkar as creative head, Mumbai

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | May 28, 2015
Samir's work has featured across international award shows and Indian award forums like Goafest, DMAI Echo, Effies and IDMA, among others.

Samir Chonkar

Rahul Jauhari

Dhunji Wadia

In a recent development at Rediffusion-Y&R, Samir Chonkar has been elevated as the creative head for Mumbai operations. Commenting on Chonkar's elevation, Rahul Jauhari, chief creative officer, Rediffusion-Y&R and Everest, says, "Samir's contribution to the growth of Everest has been phenomenal. In addition to being a pillar of my team over the past few years, Samir has created work that has not just won, but also added immense value to our clients. His down-to-earth demeanour and relentless pursuit for perfection is respected by clients and colleagues alike. He steps into a role he has earned, in every sense of the word."

Chonkar's work has featured across international award shows and Indian award forums like Goafest, DMAI Echo, Effies, IDMAI, Digital Crest and Indian Marketing Awards, to name a few. In recent times, his work for Tata Value Homes won the coveted International Echo Award.

Dhunji Wadia, president, Rediffusion-Y&R, shares, "Samir has a proven reputation as a creative leader and is held with enormous regard both internally and his clients. Samir's passion for our agency, his integrity and intellectual curiosity, along with his deep collaborative way of working will make a difference to our clients and to our agency."

In his career spanning more than 20 years, Chonkar has helped build brands such as Parle-G, Hide & Seek, Monaco, Milano, Amul, Tata Indicom, TCS, Tata Housing, Frooti, Bailey, Bagpiper Whisky, Tortoise Mosquito Coils, Hitachi, Onida, ING Mutual Fund, LIC, Franklin Templeton, Bajaj Allianz, Castrol, Jet Airways and Emirates Airlines.

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