Abhishek Gupta has been appointed Digital Creative Director at Cheil Worldwide SW Asia [Cheil India]. Gupta, an award winning creative professional comes with more than 14 years of experience variety of platforms including films, print, and digital. His repertoire includes automobiles, aviation, banking, finance & insurance, fast food, fashion & lifestyle, technology & telecom among others.
Gupta will be working closely with both the creative and digital teams, and report to Rajesh Bhatia and Nima DT Namchu.
Confirming the appointment, Hari Krishnan, COO, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia said, “Abhishek is an extremely gifted professional and his work has received great recognition both in India and overseas. His joining Cheil India adds to the constellation of stars in its digital talent pool. Known for his style that blends ideas with technology, I am looking forward to the stimulus he will bring to the digital quotient at Cheil India.”
“Our digital team has been gaining ground both in terms of talent and creativity,” said Rajesh Bhatia, Senior VP & Head Digital, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia. “With Abhishek coming on board I believe we will be able to offer greater creative experience in digital communications to our clients,” he added.
“The beefing up of Cheil India’s integrated creative team with talented individuals from both traditional and digital backgrounds is a continuous process. When it comes to talent, we can never have enough of it. The fact that Abhishek brings with him a wealth of experience in both traditional and digital communication fits perfectly with our mission of creating integrated solutions for our clients. I look forward to some exciting times,” said Nima DT Namchu, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, SW Asia.
Gupta moves from MRM/McCann where he was Executive Creative Director. Prior to DDBMudra he has worked with Digitas India, Contract Advertising, Vyas Giannetti Creative, Publicis, Euro RSCG and UNDP. Career clients include, Airtel, American Express Audi, AVIVA Life Insurance, Reckitt Benckiser, Dabur, General Motors HP, Lufthansa, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Nestle, Samsung, Whirlpool and a host of others.
Gupta’s work developed for Samsung Mobile Phones positioned it as the No. 1 Smartphone Brand in the country and the No. 1 in Social Media and has also consistently been awarded at both Indian and international award shows.
An Honours Graduate in English from Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Gupta’s other passions include cinema, photography and music.