Happy mcgarrybowen appoints Rajesh Mani, Kunal Madhavdas
By M4G Bureau - September 02, 2017
Rajesh Mani as an Executive Creative Director will head Ola, Suzuki and Jabong accounts whereas Kunal Madhavdas joins as Senior Vice President and will operate closely with Kartik Iyer and Samarjit Choudhry
Happy mcgarrybowen, the creative agency of Dentsu Aegis Network, strengthened its creative and account management team with the appointment of Rajesh Mani and Kunal Madhavdas as the agency’s first ever ECD and Sr. VP respectively.
Armed with over 18 years of rich experience across agencies like BBH, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and Commonwealth, Rajesh has joined Happy to take up the Executive Creative Director role where he will head a few of Happy mcgarrybowen’s prime accounts - Ola, Suzuki and Jabong.
Kartik Iyer, CEO, Happy mcgarrybowen, said, “We have been very particular about creative leadership within the agency. Because at that level it’s not just about the talent but more about having the maturity to nurture ideas. We have a strong culture at Happy mcgarrybowen and in Rajesh we found the natural energy to further that culture. It’s great to have him in our team.”
Speaking on his appointment Rajesh said, “When I met Kartik I discovered we had a lot in common and his plans for Happy were exciting. So the decision to join felt like a natural progression. The mandate is simple and clear; to keep the creative flag flying high and that’s what I aim to do.”
Meanwhile Kunal Madhavdas joined Happy mcgarrybowen after stints at Lowe Lintas, JWT and McCann Erickson in a career that is 14 years in the making. Kunal joins as Senior Vice President, working closely with Kartik Iyer and Samarjit Choudhry, COO, Happy mcgarrybowen.
Kunal commented, “The intent and the capability to crack and execute integrated campaigns that work effectively across mediums is something most brands look for in their advertising partners today. Happy mcgarrybowen has consistently done that. I can sense happier times ahead, so keep watching!”
The new hires mark a distinct upsurge in direction and ambition from Happy mcgarrybowen on its tenth anniversary and serves as another example of how the agency is investing heavily in the finest talent in India to deliver the best for its clients.
Samarjit Choudhry, COO, Happy mcgarrybowen, said, "Happy mcgarrybowen has a culture of creating great ideas and not just great ads. We are particular about the people who work with us not just on skill set but also on the attitude. With Kunal and now Rajesh we have 2 people who come from the same mindset. They are a fabulous addition to the "Happy" team."