Ogilvy India Announces New Roles For Prem Narayan and Balagopalan Ganapathy
By M4G Bureau - January 19, 2018
In his capacity as Chief Strategy Officer, Prem will lead the planning team to drive the national agenda whereas Ganapathy will work with the city business heads and CCOs to drive the planning agenda
Ogilvy India positions Prem Narayan as the Chief Strategy Officer of Ogilvy India and Balagopalan Ganapathy as Head of Planning, Ogilvy Mumbai. Both roles are effective immediately.
In his capacity as Chief Strategy Officer, Prem will lead the planning team to drive the national agenda. He will also continue to partner the CCOs and Business Heads to deliver creative solutions to clients nationally. Prem will report directly to Kunal Jeswani. Prem has been with Ogilvy since 2004. He has been part of the team that pioneered the planning function in the agency. He has worked on many clients during this journey-Asian Paints, Bajaj, Blue Star, Castrol, Ceat, GreenPly, ICICI Bank, MP Birla Group, Tata Motors, Tata Sky, Unilever, Zandu to name a few.
Ganapathy, aka Guns, will report to Prem and work with the city business heads and CCOs to drive the planning agenda for Mumbai office. He has been part of the planning team since 2005. He has built strong relationships and been part of the team that has done stellar work on brands such as Asian Paints, Bajaj, Cadbury, Home Center, JSW, ITC and Pidilite to name a few.
Madhukar Sabnavis, Vice Chairman &Director-Client Relations Ogilvy India comments “Prem and Ganapathy are two accomplished planners of Ogilvy who have contributed to function in the last decade; their promotion is recognition of this. They are the ideal next generation planners to take Ogilvy Planning in India to the next level.”
Kunal Jeswani, CEO, Ogilvy India says,”Ogilvy is, and has always been, a place full of opportunity and growth for talent that shines. Prem and Guns represent the best of Ogilvy, not just as planners but as Ogilvy Ambassadors. I am excited to see them lead change in our industry and our company, driving integrated strategy and planning across our brands and disciplines.”