Meanwhile @ Rediff: Sam Ahmed in, D Rajappa out

08 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent


The rumour mills have been working overtime for a few months. That Divan Arun Nanda was keen on a change of leadership at Rediffusion Y&R and captain of the ship D Rajappa wanted to move on after 18 years in the group. A few months back, NCD N Padmakumar quit.


But late last evening, MxMIndia received missive saying Mr Nanda had searched the world for talent and appointed Sam Ahmed as the new boss. Even as we checked the LinkedIn profile of ‘Sam Ahmed Bombay’ clearly mentioning that he is Chief Creative Officer and Vice Chairman (in that order) with effect from January 2013.


Sam has had a long innings running Y&R Dubai. In fact, it’s said that he’s one of the reasons why Y&R Dubai is such a force to reckon with. He has won over 200 awards. Check his biography and some works at


Mr Rajappa’s new port of call is not known.


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2 responses to “Meanwhile @ Rediff: Sam Ahmed in, D Rajappa out”

  1. U have got the logo of on this …

    • mxmadmin says:

      Oooops. Apologies to our readers and folks at the incorrect logo has now been deleted. Thanks for pointing out, Divya… Pradyuman