BBDO appoints Nikhil Mahajan & Akashneel Dasgupta to lead Delhi ops

19 Aug,2019

By A Correspondent


BBDO strengthens its India leadership team by appointing Nikhil Mahajan as General Manager for the Delhi office and Akashneel Dasgupta, who as Chief Creative Officer. Mahajan has also been appointed Chief Growth Officer for BBDO in India.


Mahajan joins BBDO from Lowe Lintas where he was Executive Director, and Dasgupta was last with ADK Fortune as National Creative Director.


Commenting on Mahajan and Dasgupta’s appointment, Josy Paul, Chairman and CCO BBDO India, said: “Nikhil and Akashneel are natural born seekers. Nikhil is highly talented, with strong business acumen and an eye for creative storytelling, given his background in music and songwriting. And Akashneel is a creative enthusiast who is deeply rooted in the nuances of mass India. They speak the language of Gen Z and represent where advertising and marketing is going. Along with our young diverse talent at BBDO, we firmly believe they will create greater value for our clients as they push the industry forward.”


Added Suraja Kishore CEO, BBDO India: “At BBDO we believe the future of advertising is ours to shape, and in Nikhil and Akash, we have discovered co-creators for our exciting new chapter. From the first meeting, Nikhil came across as someone who has a compelling drive and responsibility to do what he can to shape the future. Akash on the other hand impressed us with his ability to imagine and execute a future that he envisions. Together, they will help take our business to great new heights, as well as for our clients.”



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