Rediff appoints Uttio Majumdar to head Mumbai ops

06 Aug,2015

By A Correspondent


Uttio Majumdar

Rediffusion Y&R is on a hiring spree. Uttio Majumdar is the latest addition to the leadership team. He joins the agency as Head of Operations- Mumbai and will work closely with Company President Dhunji S Wadia.


Prior to joining Rediffusion Y & R, Majumdar was Vice President and Executive Business Director at J Walter Thompson, Kolkata. He worked with JWT for 21 years. He was heading the agency team on Exide, ITC Limited (Tobacco Brands & Corporate), Tata Steel, Berger Paints and The Telegraph. He is reputed for transforming the agency relationship on these accounts.


He was one of the early movers in to the digital space way back in 2000 when he moved to JWT, Chennai and was involved in setting up a specialized integrated communication cell focusing on dotcoms and IT projects. Headed the agency team on Satyam Infoway (eBusiness& B2B Portals), SSI Technologies, NetFinex, and He has successfully driven digital initiatives for clients like Exide and Tata Tiscon.


Majumdar played an important role during the initial days of mobile telephony in India and was responsible for development of communication programmes to drive consumer awareness and education about the new-born category and handling the communication for early mergers and acquisitions like the transformation of Modi Telstra to Spice. Worked across two circles (Modi Telstra in Kolkata and SkyCell in Chennai)


Dhunji S. Wadia

Speaking about the appointment, Dhunji S.Wadia, President, Rediffusion Y&R says, “Uttio was the first and only person we thought of when we were looking for a Head of Operations in Mumbai.  Fortunately, he agreed to join us. He has an unbeaten track record of nurturing businesses and creating hardworking and sparkling creative work.“


Speaking on his appointment, Uttio Majumdar says, “I’ve always believed that advertising is only meant for adrenaline junkies. And 21 years in JWT, managing challenges across a range of categories and brands, has only made me yearn for more. Dhunji made an offer that I couldn’t refuse – even more fun, excitement and adventure in leading the Rediffusion Y&R, Mumbai team and partnering some of the leading brands in the country.”


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