Narayan is now chief strategy officer, Ogilvy India while Ganapathy is head, planning, Ogilvy Mumbai.
Ogilvy India has announced Prem Narayan as chief strategy officer, Ogilvy India and Balagopalan Ganapathy as head, planning, Ogilvy Mumbai. Both roles are effective immediately.
In his new role, Narayan will lead the planning team to drive the national agenda. He will also continue to partner the CCOs and business heads to deliver creative solutions to clients nationally. Narayan will report directly to Kunal Jeswani. Ganapathy on the other hand, will report to Narayan.
Madhukar Sabnavis, vice chairman and director, client relations, Ogilvy India, says in a press note, “Narayan and Ganapathy are two accomplished planners of Ogilvy who have contributed to function in the last decade; their promotion is a recognition of this. They are the ideal next generation planners to take Ogilvy Planning in India to the next level.”
Kunal Jeswani, CEO, Ogilvy India, says, “Ogilvy is, and has always been, a place full of opportunity and growth for talent that shines. Narayan and Ganapathy represent the best of Ogilvy, not just as planners but as Ogilvy Ambassadors. I am excited to see them lead change in our industry and our company, driving integrated strategy and planning across our brands and disciplines.”
Narayan has been with Ogilvy since 2004 while Ganapathy’s association with the planning team at Ogilvy has been since 2005.