BBH Group has appointed Raj Kamble as Managing Partner and Head of Creative of its office in Mumbai. Kamble joins from BBDO WorldWide, New York, where he is Senior Vice President on the global P&G and Gillette business.
Kamble is joining BBH in May 2011 and will work along with Managing Partners Subhash Kamath, Partha Sinha and Paul Ward. The ECD role has been overseen by Creative Director Russell Barrett since the departure of Priti Nair at the end of 2010.
Commenting on Kamble’s appointment, Sir John Hegarty, Worldwide Creative Director of BBH Group, said, “Raj is not just a great creative who thinks outside the box. He’s spent 10 years living outside the box. He excites me because he is talented, enthusiastic and hungry. I think he’ll make BBH better, just as, hopefully, we’ll do the same for him.”
On joining BBH, Kamble said, “BBH doesn’t just do great award winning work, but they build brands and are, I believe, the only agency in the world that has done it consistently over the last 20 years. I have always admired BBH’s work and their culture. There is substantial strategic thinking behind every single campaign. I personally believe in that approach and have always wanted to work with them, and feel honoured to join BBH India as a Partner.”
Kamble has worked in Mumbai, London and New York and has won multiple awards, including Clios, Cannes, D&AD and One Show. His most recent role was Senior VP Creative Director on P&G. Prior to BBDO World Wide, he was with Lowe Worldwide for 11 years.
In the first two years of business, BBH Mumbai’s founding client base has grown to include both local and international clients, including World Gold Council, Lakme Salon, Surf, Vaseline, Marico, TVS, L&T and Diageo.
In 2011, BBH Mumbai has won assignments from Diageo, Channel [v] and Movies Now. The agency recently appointed Paul Ward as Managing Partner.