Vijay Jacob Parakkal has been given the charge of heading McCann Bengaluru as general manager.He joins the agency from Grey Sri Lanka, where he was country head and vice president since January 2011.
Namrata Nandan, who was running the McCann Erickson's Bengaluru office, will now oversee McCann's Mumbai branch.
Anil Thomas will continue as the creative chief for all of McCann’s South operations.
Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman and chief executive officer, McCann Worldgroup India and president, South Asia, said, "I am genuinely pleased with this development. McCann has always embraced change and welcomed new blood in the system. At the same time we take pride in providing exposure and opportunities for growth to our long time colleagues. Vijay and Namrata’s new roles bear testimony to this philosophy and practice. I am positive that both our offices will further shine."
Parakkal comes with an experience of close to two decades in advertising across India and Srilanka. He has also worked with brands like Eveready and Bazee.com. At Grey (India and Sri Lanka), he handled brands such as ITC, Bharti AXA, Sify, Ashok Leyland and UB Group.
At the Bengaluru office, Nandan used to handle businesses including Britannia, ITC and TVS Motors. She is relocating to Mumbai for personal reasons.