BMB India, a 50:50 JV between Trevor Beattie’s BMB and Madison World, has appointed Raj Nair as chief creative officer. Nair will come on board from June 2012.
Nair has 20 years of experience in advertising. He has worked at JWT and Enterprise and was most recently with Contract Advertising as regional creative director. He has many awards to his name from Indian and international award shows, and has also served as a jury member at these.
Prabha Prabhu, chief executive officer, BMB India, said, “When we started BMB India, our objective was to imbibe the BMB culture. Hence we got Pat Burns from our London office as the CD. Now that we have passed that stage, we thought it was time to get a creative head from India. A person with stature. A person who has rich experience, done some edgy work, won lots of awards and has a respectable name in the industry. And Raj Nair fitted the bill. I am delighted to have Raj Nair as our chief creative officer to help me take BMB to the next level. ”
Nair said, “For long, I have helped represent the soul of Contract. It’s been a rewarding, eventful ride with some great work created for some great clients, great friends made and some great times had. But now, the time has come to help fashion the future of BMB in India. I’m excited and honoured for the opportunity. BMB have been creating some stand – out work in London. It’s up to the team and I to do the same here. I want to help create and recommend communication solutions for clients that make the brand famous, ideally, regardless of the medium used. (We will be traditional or non-traditional or whatever-it-takes.) I want clients to feel and believe a sense of true partnership. And, very importantly, I want to help create and nurture an uplifting, rewarding, fun atmosphere at work that inspires and liberates people to create great work.”
Trevor Beattie, chairman, BMB London, said, “Raj has been there and done it. He’s a class act. He also gets what BMB is about, he instinctively knows what makes us tick. Raj has a portfolio and track record of stylish, uplifting work, we’re very proud to have him carrying the creative torch for BMB India. I can’t wait to fly to Mumbai and celebrate his arrival in style.”