M&C Saatchi has roped in N Ramesh as president, creative. Ramesh joins the agency from J. Walter Thompson where he headed creative at the Chennai office.
He replaces Nirmal Pulickal, one of the founding partners and creative head of the agency, who has decided to move on.
Gopal Krishnan, founding partner, M&C Saatchi February, said, “Ramesh’s passion for creativity and entrepreneurial thinking is inspiring to all who have known and worked with him in the past. He is the perfect fit for the kind of agency we are building at M&C Saatchi February. Nirmal has been an integral part of all the successes we have achieved at February and later with M&C Saatchi. We wish him nothing but the best. He will no doubt be missed.”
Ramesh said: “Start-up culture is in my blood. Launching small enterprises and leading teams to become successful is the greatest joy I have had in my career. M&C Saatchi February is in a league of its own combining independent holding structure and its inspiring creative philosophy of ‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought’, I can’t wait to get started.”
In a career spanning more than 25 years he has also worked with Enterprise, Ambience, Ogilvy, Lowe, Meridian and The Thinking Machine.