Ogilvy India restructures, names digital chief Kunal Jeswani as CEO and expands board



India’s largest creative agency, Ogilvy & Mather, has restructured its senior management ranks naming a new chief executive and expanding its executive board.

The agency’s chief digital officer, Kunal Jeswani, takes on the role of CEO, and will retain his digital duties.

Promotions have also gone to Kawal Shoor, who has been with the agency for a decade, to national planning director, Hufrish Birdy to CFO, and a new role of global clients’ director handed to Hephzibah Pathak.

The agency, which has been led for many years by executive chairman and South Asia creative director Piyush Pandey, has also expanded its executive board, bringing in Jeswani and Birdy, as well as national creative director Rajiv Rao and president, Mumbai and Kokata geography head, Navin Talreja.

These executives add to an Ogilvy India board that includes Piyush Pandey, SN Rane, Madhukar Sabnavis, Poran Malani, Hephzibah Pathak, Miles Young, Paul Heath, Paul Cocks and John Goodman.

The changes come into effect on 1 March.

In a joint statement, Pandey and Rane said: “It is time that our very strong senior team joins us in all key management decisions of Ogilvy & Mather. Our clients should look forward to even greater impact from Ogilvy & Mather in the days ahead.”


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