Abhay Godbole and Rakesh Varma join Wunderman Thompson

Godbole moves from RedWalnutz, while Varma was with DDB Mudra

Sep 22, 2022 11:32:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

(Abhay Godbole (left) and Rakesh Varma)
Wunderman Thompson India has announced the appointment of Abhay Godbole and Rakesh Varma. 
Godbole moves back to the agency for his second stint as vice president and client servicing director. He was working with RedWalnutz as director.
Varma joins as VP and executive business director from DDB Mudra, where he was VP and business partner.   
The duo will report to Anurag Tandon, managing partner, Wunderman Thompson Mumbai.
Tandon said, “As we continue to diversify our client roster and grow our talent base, it was critical for us to have the right hands on deck. Rakesh and Abhay bring with them extensive experience and domain knowledge that will propel us to drive growth in key industry domains and deliver the best outcomes for our clients. Both our senior hires have an impressive track record of building strong consumer brands and I am looking forward to scaling new heights with our client partners.”
Godbole said, “I am delighted to be back at Wunderman Thompson, one of India’s finest agencies that has nurtured and built multiple brands in the country. Wunderman Thompson is in a unique position of creating the agency of the future, an agency that is capable of delivering the best of both mainline and data led digital communications. I look forward to being a part of this exciting and transformational journey.”
Varma added, “At Wunderman Thompson, we’re building a future that’s as exciting as its legacy. And I’m really fortunate to be a part of this transformation. With its diverse brand portfolio, integrated service approach and promising growth vision, WT is all set to thrive. Looking forward to nurturing some of the long-standing client relationships and creating new ones.”