Mumbai:Amitesh Rao joins McCann Delhi as Executive Vice President and Head of McCann Delhi.Amitesh, an MBA from IIM Bangalore, has over 23 years of experience in advertising, client side marketing, and as an entrepreneur.
He has worked with agencies like McCann, Publicis India, JWT, Rediffusion Y&R. He has also worked with companies like RPG Enterprises and MTS India, besides having founded tech startups in e-commerce and gaming. He was till recently Executive Director at TBWA\ India managing the Delhi operations and additionally he was Managing Director of Nissan United India (Omnicom’s integrated communications unit for Nissan) .
Amitesh will report to Alok Lall, Executive Director MWG and India Head of Advertising.
Prasoon Joshi , Chairman McCann Asia Pacific and CEO &CCO McCann Worldgroup India said “Amitesh comes with a range of experience, a keen eye for innovation and an entrepreneurial zeal. His joining the McCann fold will add a new dimension to our valued client relationships in our Delhi operation.”
Amitesh said “The industry is going through a dramatically exciting and challenging period, andI am really looking forward to be a part of the agency and team that’s right in the thick of it”.
Partha Sinha – Vice Chairman & Managing Director McCann Worldgroup India “Amitesh is a seasoned professional in both new economy and the traditional economy. In the time when the world and the country are throwing new challenges to our business,Amitesh’s experience will be invaluable. McCann is well placed today to ride and navigate through changing socio-economic scenario and Amitesh will be a valuable addition to an already formidable team.”
Alok Lall – Executive Director MWG and India Head of Advertising Said “Amitesh is an industry stalwart who has a wide range of experience both at the client and agency end. He has an innovative approach backed with solid strategic thinking.Most of all he is an entrepreneur at heart. I am confident he will take our operations in Delhi to greater heights and add value to our clients.”