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Harshad Rajadhyaksha quits Leo Burnett; moves to JWT as Senior Creative Director

15-June-2007
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Harshad Rajadhyaksha quits Leo Burnett; moves to JWT as Senior Creative Director

Harshad Rajadhyaksha has quit Leo Burnett’s and is moving to JWT as Senior Creative Director. He will join the agency by next month. He has been with Leo Burnett for a long stint of seven years and has worked on brands like Bajaj Auto, Hitachi Air Conditioners, Indian Oil Corporation and lately, McDonald’s. He will report to Agnello Dias, NCD, JWT.

On his appointment, Rajadhyaksha said, “With Agnello taken over, JWT has become a great place to look up to, in terms of the standards where the agency are set. It has a vast potential of having the balance of what a big agency brings to the table. It has the experience to be hired in various categories. JWT offers all of that, and it’s also coupled with the kind of fire-covers like Agnello. I think it’s a great combination and I will like to be a part of the team.”

Dias said, “I’m happy he is coming on board. He is a very talented professional and has done some great work in his last agency. So we hope to see the same good work even at JWT.”

Rajadhyaksha has an experience of around 12 years in advertising. He joined Leo Burnett in 2000 as Art Director and was elevated to Creative Director. His initial learning into advertising was with Trikaya Grey, which is now known as Grey Worlwide. Later he joined Da Cunha Advertising. He was with Mudra for two years and had a brief stint with Saatchi & Saatchi.

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