DDB MudraMax makes new appointments in leadership roles

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Advertising
Last updated : August 29, 2017
The agency has appointed Yusuf Merchant as vice president and Adil Khan as associate vice president.

In a recent announcement, DDB MudraMax has appointed Yusuf Merchant as vice president and Adil Khan as associate vice president. Merchant would be based out of Mudra house, Mumbai and Khan would function from the agency's Gurugram location.

Merchant will be reporting to Sanjay Shukla, president, DDB MudraMax (OOH and Experiential) while Khan will be reporting to Merchant.

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Commenting on new appointments, Sanjay Shukla, president, DDB MudraMax (OOH & Experiential), says in a press release, "Both, Merchant and Khan have reputed stronghold in the BTL market. They come from a credible, rich experience in the OOH domain. These are exciting times for the Group; them being added to the team just adds to the merry."

At DDB MudraMax, Merchant and Khan would be responsible for bringing and managing new business; fostering the growth of the agency.

An erstwhile associate vice president with Kinetic Worldwide, Merchant joins DDB MudraMax with an experience of close to two decades. He has been associated with the Indian outdoor fraternity at multiple levels and has championed the cause of delivering optimal results and business value in stress environments. During the course of Merchant's career, his long-term stint with Kinetic Worldwide and associations with high profile agencies like Madison World and Rediffusion Y&R have engineered him to understand the nerve of the changing consumer dynamics and deliver solutions that are profitable for the businesses and are innovative in approach. Merchant's brand kitty boasts of some prestigious names like Castrol, Vodafone, HSBC, Idea, Kotak, Levis, Marico, Mondelez, Muthoot FinCorp and Volkswagen to name a few.

Commenting on his appointment, Merchant says in a press release, "It's great to be a part of this vibrant set up. I look forward to using my experience to enhance the DDB MudraMax product in the market. Our focus will be on OOH, integrated with technology."

In his career span of more than a decade, Khan has been largely associated with Kinetic Worldwide; where he successfully handled a rich bundle of brands like Lufthansa, Google, Ford, Amex and HTC amongst others. He has also worked with Clear Channel Communication and Katha Mediatix during his initial years. Khan brings to DDB MudraMax, a strong diversified experience of business expansion, client management and team leadership. He has a proven track record of identifying new business opportunities contributing to growing revenues.

Commenting on his appointment, Khan, says in a press release, "DDB MudraMax has a pedigree of great work that speaks great volumes of the company's conviction and commitment to its client's business. I am really happy to be a part of this dynamic group and am looking forward to exciting times ahead."

First Published : August 29, 2017
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