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Lowe Lin­tas

Arun Iyer has stepped down as the chair­man and chief cre­ative of­fi­cer (CCO) of Lowe Lin­tas. Talk­ing to afaqs! Re­porter, Iyer con­firmed that he has de­cided to move on from the agency af­ter spend­ing over 15 years, to start his own ven­ture. As part of the newly-ap­pointed lead­er­ship team, Amer Jaleel (chair­man at Mullen Lin­tas) will now be ap­pointed as group chair­man and CCO, while Vi­rat Tan­don (chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Mullen Lin­tas) will be el­e­vated as the group CEO. Iyer will con­tinue to work as a full­time em­ployee till Jan­uary 2019. Post that he will con­tinue to re­main as­so­ci­ated with the agency as a con­sul­tant till mid next year.


WPP plc has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Mark Read as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and his ap­point­ment to the Board of WPP as an ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. Roberto Quarta has re­sumed his role as non-ex­ec­u­tive chair­man. An­drew Scott will con­tinue in his role as chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of WPP on a per­ma­nent ba­sis as a key mem­ber of the se­nior man­age­ment team.

DDB Mu­dra Group

In­te­grated Mar­ket­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and ser­vices net­work DDB Mu­dra Group, has ap­pointed Iraj Fraz Batla, as ex­ec­u­tive cre­ative di­rec­tor, DDB Mu­dra West. Batla will be based out of the group’s Mum­bai of­fice,and will re­port to Rahul Mathew, na­tional cre­ative di­rec­tor, DDB Mu­dra Group.

BBDO In­dia

BBDO In­dia has re­cently ap­pointed Ravi Bhat as vice pres­i­dent - plan­ning, Delhi. In his new role, he will be work­ing closely with the highly-tal­ented world-rank­ing cre­atives and ac­count man­age­ment chiefs as he leads the strate­gic think­ing on brands such as Mars, Pedi­gree, Wrigley’s, SC John­son, HP Print­ers and Lap­tops, new busi­ness and projects from other BBDO of­fices. Bhat comes to BBDO In­dia via BBDO Lanka and Happy McGar­ryBowen, Ban­ga­lore where he was di­rec­tor-plan­ning. He brings with him 10 years of di­verse plan­ning ex­pe­ri­ence on both na­tional as well as multi­na­tional brands.


At the board meet­ing of The Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Coun­cil of In­dia (ASCI) held re­cently, D. Shivaku­mar, group ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­dent, cor­po­rate strat­egy at Aditya Birla Group, was unan­i­mously elected the chair­man of the board of ASCI. Shivaku­mar is an ac­com­plished busi­ness leader hav­ing spent over 19 years in sales, mar­ket­ing and gen­eral man­age­ment po­si­tions across con­sumer prod­ucts and the luxury in­dus­try.

FCB Ulka

FCB Ulka has ap­pointed Theresa Ron­nie as the new head of of­fice for Ben­galuru. Ron­nie will be re­spon­si­ble for up­ping the ante for the Ben­galuru of­fice. She will be re­port­ing to Nitin Karkare, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, FCB Ulka. Ron­nie is a brand com­mu­ni­ca­tions spe­cial­ist with over 16 years in the busi­ness of shap­ing brands. She joins FCB Ulka from Publi­cis, where she was head­ing the Ben­galuru op­er­a­tions.

iProspect In­dia

iProspect In­dia, dig­i­tal per­for­mance agency from Dentsu Aegis Net­work, has ap­pointed Venkat Shankarnarayan and Ni­hal Nam­biar as AVP - Paid Me­dia. Both of them will lead the paid me­dia prac­tice at iProspect.

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