Prateek Srivastava, president – North and South, Ogilvy & Mather India, has put in his papers.
Speaking with Campaign India on his exit, Srivastava said, “I’ve had a great time at Ogilvy. There’s been so much learning across roles in the South, handling the North, setting up the international hub; it’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve made so many friends here. It’s been great; but there comes a time when you want to do something of your own. I felt that time has come now.”
Srivastava was also on the board of Ogilvy & Mather India. In May 2012, Srivastava, then group president - South, was given additional charge of North. He has been alternating between Delhi and Bengaluru since then.
On the last one year handling additional responsibilities of the North, he said, “I really enjoyed the North stint. It came with a different set of challenges, different personalities one got to interact with on the client side and internally at the agency.”
Srivastava said he was considering various options when asked about his next assignment. He also did not reveal whether he would stay with advertising, after 26 years in the industry, serving Lowe, Mudra and Clarion in various capacities.