Dhunji Wadia, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner, JWT Mumbai, has put in his papers. Wadia has confirmed the news to exchange4media, but refrained from revealing his next destination, saying that he was considering the various options. Meanwhile, it is not known who is replacing Wadia at JWT.
Wadia was appointed as Managing Partner of JWT Mumbai on January 1, 2008. He has over 26 years’ experience in the advertising industry, having worked on major national and international brands (Nike, Levi Strauss, Jockey, Unilever, Diamond Trading Co, Kellogg, Standard Chartered, Warner Lambert and Bosch, to name just a few).
Wadia had set up the Diamond Marketing Group in India for the Diamond Trading Company in 1995. In 1997, he took on the role of Regional Business Manager for Unilever Home and Personal Care division for Central Asia, North Africa and Middle East region (CAME region).
He was responsible for the turnaround of JWT Bangalore during his stint, with emphasis on improving the creative product. Among the recent accolade won by JWT Mumbai include the Grand Effie, Yahoo Big Idea Chair, and Marica Uncommon Sense Award, besides two Golds and a Bronze, making JWT Agency of the Year.