In a recent announcement, Ogilvy Mumbai has appointed Abhik Santara as head of office, Ogilvy Mumbai, and VR Rajesh as managing partner. As part of their responsibilities, they will also oversee growth of the agency's Kolkata office.
Commenting on the appointments, Kunal Jeswani, CEO, Ogilvy India, says in a company statement, "(Abhik) Santara and VR Rajesh are the new captains at Ogilvy Mumbai. With these appointments, Ogilvy Mumbai now has a stellar business, creative and strategic leadership team in place. They, along with the Mumbai EXCO, will drive our transformation agenda together, leading India's best modern marketing communications agency office to new heights."
Santara started his career in Delhi and worked with JWT before moving on to lead offices for Rediffusion Y&R and the Lowe Lintas Group. He managed a range of brands in his time with these companies, including Nokia, Pepsi, Airtel, Adidas, Dabur and LG. He joined Ogilvy Mumbai a few years ago, and leads the business relationships across Unilever Beverages, Bajaj Auto and Marico and, along with the Mumbai EXCO, will now focus on driving the office forward.
VR Rajesh joined the company 15 years ago. In his long career with Ogilvy, VR Rajesh has worked across a range of clients and brands including Asian Paints, Tata Sky, ITC, Unilever Beverages and Star Plus.