Everest Brand Solutions has appointed Samir Chonkar as executive creative director. Prior to this, Chonkar was a creative director with Draft FCB Ulka. This is Chonkar’s second stint at the agency which he first joined in 1992 and carried on working for 14 years.
During his first stint at Everest, Chonkar worked with brands such as Parle-G, Monaco, Krackjack and Hide & Seek cookies amongst others.
He has also worked with M&C Saatchi, where he was an executive creative director and worked on brands like Jet Airways, Franklin Templeton and Bajaj Allianz.
Commenting on Chonkar’s re-appointment, D. Rajappa, president, Everest Brand Solutions, said, “Everest is delighted to welcome Samir Chonkar at a senior leadership level. In his role as Executive Creative Director, we hope Samir will not only create impactful and great campaigns but also play a mentoring role to his team. As a mature advertising professional, Samir’s vast experience across categories will benefit the select set of blue chip brands that Everest represents.”
Rajappa added, “Induction of senior professionals with exposure across categories is in line with Everest’s philosophy of offering valuable experience of mega brands and large agencies coupled with nimble-footed edge of a small agency--thus giving the best of both worlds to the clients.”
On his appointment, Chonkar, said, “I would add to Team Everest’s passion for creating effective advertising that works well for its clients.”