Raj Gupta, CEO, Lowe Lintas, has retired and thereby ended his 28-year stint with the agency. Deputy CEO, Naveen Gaur, is currently in charge of the agency.
Gupta was elevated as CEO in 2017 prior to which he was president and Mumbai office head. He retired in January 2020.
He said, "It was as an honour to have started my career at Lintas and now to have retired from there too. It was a privilege to have served as CEO of this great institution. There is a reason for having spent so many years at Lintas, someone is always coming through here with a new adventure, a new discovery, a new idea, it made me fall in love with communications over and over again."
Amer Jaleel, group CCO and chairman, MullenLowe Lintas Group, said, "Raj Gupta ended a long and illustrious career where he played multiple roles and of course ended up being CEO of Lowe Lintas. While a lot is known about Raj and his fantastic contributions to the agency and the industry, there's something he did that is not known at all, and this actually speaks for what Lintas meant to Raj and how forward-facing Raj has been as a professional. Over the last one year of his association with us Raj actually proposed, designed, and activated what is possibly the most integrated and comprehensive Digital Education Program that the industry has seen. As a direct result of Raj's hand in this and because of the role he played in bringing the Lintas Trust's contribution to educating and upgrading the entire Lintas talent force, we are today stronger and a more contemporary strategy and communications company and not just an agency. Hats off to you Raj, thank you!