Jayanto Banerjee, general manager at Euro RSCG, Dubai is set to join Bates 141 as executive vice president and will be responsible for overseeing work on the agency's growing portfolio of brands in Delhi and other special projects.
Banjo, as he's better known, is an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj and began his career in advertising in account management with Lintas India, Mumbai and Calcutta. He has spent the last 13 years with Euro RSCG in India and Middle East. Before taking over as head of EURO RSCG Dubai, he was the Strategic Planning Director for the Middle East Network supporting six offices in the region. In a career that has criss-crossed between account management and strategic planning, some of the clients that Banjo has worked on include Reckitt Benckiser, Danone Water, Air France, Jaguar, Peugeot, Microsoft, Philips, Lacoste, Unilever, J W Marriot and Radisson Hotels, Kinetic & Bajaj two wheelers.
Said Subhash Kamath, CEO, Bates 141, "We were looking for a strong leader for our growing Delhi operations, and in Jayanto, I believe we've found just the right person to lead us forward. Not only does he bring vast experience to the table across a variety of brands and categories, I found him to be extremely strong on Brand Strategy and planning."