Ashish Chakravarty has joined McCann Worldgroup India as executive director and head of creative for India. He will report directly to McCann’s chairman Asia Pacific Prasoon Joshi. Chakravarty was most recently chief creative officer at WPP-owned ad agency Contract.
Chakravarty has previously worked at McCann, Publicis and Havas. His appointment comes in the wake of widespread speculation about a senior creative from McCann leaving to join another Interpublic Group agency in India.
Ashish Chakravarty has rejoined McCann as Executive Director and Head of Creative, India, reporting directly to Prasoon Joshi.
He is recognised as one of the top Creative Directors in India, is ranked among the top 50 ECDs in the world, and moves from his role as Chief Creative Officer of WPP’s Contract.
In his previous stint at McCann India, he closely worked with Prasoon Joshi and helped to build McCann Delhi into one of Delhi’s leading agencies.
A multi-award winner at both national and international shows, Ashish frequently represents India on jury panels.
Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, McCann Asia Pacific and CEO & CCO McCann Worldgroup India, said: “Ashish is a rare breed of creative talent who is backed by solid strategic thinking. He’s constantly rediscovering himself and is genuinely interested in creating work with depth and effervescence at the same time. Moreover, he is a great team builder. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Ashish commented: “There is familiarity and fondness that I have for McCann, having spent over a decade with the network. I enjoyed a fabulous run in my last stint, and it always felt good to see the team continue from strength to strength. On a personal note, I have a huge regard for Prasoon, both as a creative leader, and for the person that he is. So, when the opportunity came to rejoin in an exciting new role, I couldn’t resist.”
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