Putting all industry speculations to rest, it is now confirmed that Nabendu Bhattacharyya, President, OgilvyAction India, has put in his papers. August 30, 2009, will be his last day with OgilvyAction, where he had been working for the last 10 years. Bhattacharyya is starting his own venture in the OOH sector soon.
Bhattacharyya had started his career with Selvel - Vantage Group, a Delhi-based OOH specialist, in 1993. After a stint of five years, he moved on to the international sphere with Emirates Neon in the Middle East. His last stint was with Mudra, where he was with their outdoor division, Prime Site, before moving on to Ogilvy. exchange4media had mentioned yesterday that Bhattacharyya had started Prime Site, but Mudra officials later clarified that he was roped in for the outdoor division.
Bhattacharyya considers himself to be an ‘Ogilvyite’ in the true sense and cherishes each moment of his last 10 years with the agency. His recent achievement was being runner up in the Business Person of the Year 2008 category in The Agency of The Year Awards organised by Media Magazine A’pac’.
Born in Kolkata, Bhattacharyya had dreamt of becoming a football player, but instead ventured into the out-of-home advertising sphere.