Harish Vasudevan, General Manager, Ogilvy & Mather Kenya will be shifting back to India by the end of 2014. He has been responsible for all global brands run out of Nairobi for Ogilvy & Mather Africa.
Confirming the news to exchange4media via Facebook, Vasudevan said, “I am coming back to India by end of the year, but it has nothing to do with O&M. I have not yet decided on what I am going to do next. It’s been 12 years that I have been away from home (India), so just returning.”
Vasudevan has two decades of experience in marketing services organisation. He started his career with Ogilvy in 1988 and was working in an account management role. Later, he was heading the OgilvyOne’s Bangalore office. He worked in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore before heading to Beijing, where he was Regional Director - IBM Brand Services for Ogilvy.
In 2005, he moved to Singapore, where he was Regional Director - Demand Generation & Digital, OgilvyOne, managing IBM’s demand generation campaigns. Vasudevan was also part of the Enfatico developing team as MD that was set up from scratch for WPP. He worked with Ogilvy Africa before heading to Kenya. He has worked with clients such as Airtel, Barclays, Nestle, Coke, and Techno, among others.