Nima Namchu has been appointed as Executive Creative Director, Contract Delhi. He took charge from May 8 and is responsible for the creative function in Delhi. Namchu moves from Publicis India where he was senior creative director.
Commenting on Namchu's appointment, Surajit Roy, Executive Vice President, Contract, said, "We are delighted to have Nima with us because he brings in the right combination of creativity and brand building skills. His has varied experience over a number of brands and categories and is going to be a big asset as we move forward. Also, he is one of the best creative directors in the city."
Roy further said, "Nima would be reporting to me and Chief Creative Officer Ravi Desphande. Contract has grown quite rapidly and we are going to hire a lot more people."
Said Namchu, "Prior to joining Contract, I had several meetings with Ravi Deshpande, Jagdip Bakshi (CEO), and Surajit Roy. I liked the vibes that we shared over coffee. I was smitten by their focus on brand building and further excited by how the agency is continuously working towards creative excellence."
Talking about the growth in the advertising industry, Nimchu said, "It's great to see Indian agencies bring home metals by the dozens. I only wish we were building as many brands."
Namchu has been in the advertising industry for over 15 years. He began his career as a copywriter back in 1993 in Delhi with Saatchi & Saatchi (then Sista's) and was with them for a year before he joined TBWA\India (then Anthem) in Delhi, where he worked for three years.
In 1997, he moved to Leo Burnett as Associate Creative Director. After a two-year stint there, he moved to Capital Advertising as Creative Director and Vice-President, where he spent five years. He then moved to McCann-Erickson as Creative Director in 2004, and after three years there, he joined Publicis India.
Some of the brands that he has handled in his career include HP, LG, Reebok, Perfetti, Aviva Life Insurance, Maruti Suzuki (corporate), Dabur, Indian Oil Corporation, MasterCard, Sony colour TVs and audio systems, Microsoft, Virgin Atlantic and General Motors, among others.