J. Walter Thompson India has appointed Kishore Tadepalli as its Mumbai head following the departure of Rajesh Gangwani. Gangwani has decided to move on from the agency after 27 years. He was heading the Mumbai office since 2014.
Tadepalli was previously heading the Bengaluru office. Replacing him in Bengaluru is Kundan Joshee. Joshee was previously at SVP - integrated services at Cheil.
Tarun Rai, CEO, J. Walter Thompson, said, “Rajesh has been a ‘lifer’ at JWT, having started his career with us in 1991 at our Mumbai office. He grew through the ranks and got the opportunity to head our Bengaluru office in 2008 and was given the additional responsibility of Chennai in 2011. He came to head Mumbai in 2014. Under his leadership, JWT Mumbai has diversified its capabilities and built a very strong team. The office has shown strong growth since he took over. Rajesh has had an excellent career with us and I thank him for his contribution to the agency over the years and wish him the very best for the future.”
Rai added, “Kishore has been leading our office in Bengaluru for the past couple of years. Under his watch the office has shown aggressive growth in addition to building new capabilities. Kishore is no stranger to Mumbai having lived and worked here most of his life. He is looking forward to his new role and I am confident that he will contribute significantly both to our clients as well to JWT Mumbai. I found Kundan’s energy infectious. He is a consummate advertising professional with extensive experience in creating high impact, integrated communication solutions across traditional, digital, activation and retail platforms. I am sure both our clients as well as the office will benefit from his experience. He is excited to come back to JWT and lead our fantastic team of professionals at Bengaluru. “
The changes come into effect from 15 October 2018.