MPG India, the flagship brand of Havas Media, has announced the appointment of Kunal Jamuar as Head of West India and Executive Director for Mumbai office.
In his new role, Jamuar will be responsible for the growth of MPG Mumbai, the second largest operation of MPG in India and also the hub for agency’s integrated services offerings including digital and sports and entertainment.
In addition to new business growth, Jamuar has been tasked to work with different units within the agency including Media Contacts and Havas Sports & Entertainment to carve out integrated solutions for existing and new clients.
Commenting on the appointment, Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media & MPG South Asia, said, “Kunal came across as a very mature media professional with a fire in his belly to make it big and go for the big kill. It is this hunger to make things happen which impressed us.”
“We are very happy to have found someone of his calibre to head the MPG Mumbai operation. With his experience, knowledge and expertise we look forward to his support in growing our Mumbai operations and provide leadership in the market,” she added.
On his new role, Jamuar said, “One of the key reasons for joining MPG is that I find them to be a ‘Future Ready’ agency, with a healthy focus on New Media, New tools and New Thinking. I look forward to supporting MPG’s objective of achieving its rightful place in the Indian media space.”
Jamuar has 15 years of experience in media planning, buying, strategy and account management, having held senior roles at agencies like Madison Media, Media Direction, Lintas Media Group and Mudra Communications. He had started his career with ORG- MARG in 1996.
In the last few years he has worked on series of blue chip international and local brands across categories ranging from FMCG to Telecom to Automobile. He was most recently the General Manager of Madison Media where he spent three years handling the Godrej portfolio. In his last role, he was instrumental in recommending and executing the Godrej portfolio on IPL and managing the re-launch activity of key brands like Cinthol, GoodKnight and Godrej Expert
Prior to this he had spent four years at Lintas Media Group, overseeing the media activities of brands including Idea Cellular, UTI MF, Bajaj Auto and ITC.