Sonal Dabral back @ Ogilvy

10 Jul,2017


It’s a day for big creative agency announcements. Ogilvy India has informed the media of the appointment of Sonal Dabral as Group Chief Creative Officer and Vice Chairman, Ogilvy India.


Said Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman and Creative Director, Ogilvy South Asia:   I am delighted to welcome back Sonal Dabral to Ogilvy India as Group Chief Creative Officer and Vice Chairman. This is a first-time designation at Ogilvy & Mather in keeping with Sonal’s stature. Sonal was my first partner in building the creative reputation of Ogilvy India as it stands today. I am sure we will have a great partnership again to take Ogilvy to even greater heights.”


Dabral worked at Ogilvy India from 1991 to 1999 and then took over as the Creative Head of Ogilvy Malaysia and within three years is said to made it the No. 1 Creative Agency in that country.  Thereafter he took on the reins of creativity in Ogilvy Singapore as its leader after which Ogilvy India wooed him back to India as the Chairman India and Regional Creative Director for Bates Asia-Pacific.  He then took on the responsibility at DDB Mudra as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.


Adds Pandey: “As my partner in the 90s, he hired more creative talent than I have done in my life.  He not only hired them, but inspired them and gave them wings to fly on their own. Sonal is a popular speaker around the world and a favourite jury member on every international award show.  There is so much to Sonal’s achievements, that if I write them all, his joining us will get delayed.”


Although his date of joining Ogilvy is not known, Dabral’s commitment at DDB Mudra completes in September end.


This appointment is welcomed and celebrated by John Seifert, Chairman & CEO of Ogilvy Worldwide, Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer and Co-Chairman of Ogilvy Worldwide, Kent Wertime, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy Asia-Pacific and Eugene Cheong, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Asia-Pacific.  The Ogilvy leadership looks forward to Sonal injecting additional energy to the creative powerhouse for which Ogilvy India is well known around the world.


Piyush concludes: We welcome Sonal to Ogilvy, as we start a new chapter of great Indian creativity. This is what will make our clients’ businesses stronger and Ogilvy India stronger.


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