Ogilvy India has announced that Abhik Santara and VR Rajesh will take on the responsibilities of Mumbai office head and managing partner, respectively. As part of their responsibilities, they will also oversee the growth of the agency's Kolkata office.
Santara started his career in Delhi and worked with JWT before moving on to lead offices for Rediffusion Y&R and the Lowe Lintas Group. At Ogilvy he led the business relationships across Unilever Beverages, Bajaj Auto and Marico and along with the Mumbai EXCO, will now focus on driving this office forward.
In his 15-year career with Ogilvy, Rajesh has worked across a range of clients and brands including Asian Paints, Tata Sky, ITC, Unilever Beverages and Star Plus. He has also helped grow the Kolkata office through a very tough market environment.
Kunal Jeswani, CEO, Ogilvy India said, "Abhik Santara and VR Rajesh are the new captains at Ogilvy Mumbai. With these appointments, Ogilvy Mumbai now has a stellar business, creative and strategic leadership team in place. They, along with the Mumbai EXCO, will drive our transformation agenda together."