Percept/H has appointed Ryan Menezes as the chief creative officer, effective from March 1, 2011. Prior to this move, Ryan was executive creative director at McCann Erickson India.
On the appointment, Prabhakar Mundkur, chief executive officer, Percept/H, said, “We are delighted to have Ryan on board. He is one of the best minds in the business and I’m sure his arrival will send very clear signals that Percept/H is ready to make the leap into its next glorious phase. I will also expect him to bring about a culture of creativity while drawing the best talent that is available in the market.”
Commenting on his new assignment, Ryan S Menezes, chief creative officer, Percept/H added, “I joined Percept/H because I believe in what they are trying to do. Not only do they have an extremely focused vision, they also have the energy and the guts to make it happen. I’m confident that this will soon be the agency to watch out for.”
His earlier stints have been at Ogilvy & Mather, Mudra, Saatchi & Saatchi and Lowe in India and Africa. While the crowning glory of his career remains the first Cannes Gold Lion that he won for India, over the last 20 years in the industry Menezes has handled some of the largest and most respected brands in the country which include Reliance Mobile, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Thums Up, Smirnoff, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Philips, BBC and Jet Airways. He has also been recently appointed on the jury of the Cannes Cyber Lions for 2011.