Cheil India has announced the appointment of Prasanna Kulkarni as Creative Head, Digital at Cheil SWA.
An IIT Mumbai alumnus with a masters Degree in Communication Design, Kulkarni is one of the most respected and awarded Digital Creative professionals in the country with over 17 years of experience in the business. His work for Fox Crime and Vespa amongst others has seen him win several metals at Abby Awards, Yahoo! Big Idea Chair awards, DMA ECHO International awards, Effies, Spikes to name a few. Under his creative leadership, OgilvyOne Mumbai won Digital Agency of The Year in the Campaign sub-regional awards 2011 (India and the Subcontinent). He also performed Jury duty at Cannes Advertising Festival, 2010 in the Cyber Jury.
Kulkarni’s previous stint was with ZenithOptimedia Group as Chief Creative Officer. Prior to which he was also associated with JWT, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Rediff.com and Ogilvy Interactive. He was also a part of TATA Interactive Systems.
Commenting on the appointment, Shiv Sethuraman, Group President, Cheil South-West Asia and Sanjeev Jasani, Head Digital, South-West Asia, Cheil India said, “We are thrilled to have Prasanna on board; he is amongst the most celebrated Digital Creatives in the country with some outstanding work to his credit. We are growing rapidly and Prasanna joins us at a very exciting and opportune time. We look forward to his brand of magic working for Cheil and its clients.”
“I am glad to be a part of Cheil; especially at a time when the agency is gaining momentum with both, new business and talent acquisitions. I look forward to exciting times and aim to take Cheil’s creative capabilities to the next level by raising the bar for integrated creative and content solutions offerings” Kulkarni said.