Joono Simon has joined Ogilvy &Mather Bangalore as Executive Creative Director. He was previously heading Leo Burnett Solutions – Colombo as Chief Creative Officer.
Commenting on Simon’s appointment, Prateek Srivastava, President, Ogilvy South, said, “We are sure that under Joono’s creative leadership, and with the guidance of our National Creative Directors, Ogilvy Bangalore’s creative reputation will shine brighter than ever before. Joono comes to us with a robust and much applauded background having won at Cannes, Spikes Asia, and at Adfest.”
Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather India, added here, “For many years, we’d been hearing from industry peers about someone named Joono, who’s got an interesting point of view on things. Rajiv and I finally got to meet up with him and hear him out early this year and immediately figured he’s the guy we’ve been looking for. A worthy Creative Head for the Bangalore office after Amit and Maalu, who did a great job for us there. I’m glad we are getting to work with Joono. I believe it’s an association that will be extremely productive and satisfying for our clients, Ogilvy and Joono.”
Simon joins Ogilvy with 18 years’ industry experience and a slew of 40 international awards, including several Cannes, D&AD and Clio Awards. Prior to his Colombo stint, Simon was heading the creative team in Mudra South, overseeing the Bangalore, Chennai and Kochi offices. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and Senior Creative Director at JWT Chennai. He has also worked across agencies like Contract, RK Swami BBDO, SSC&B Lintas and MAA Bozell. His last assignment was as Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett - Sri Lanka.
In the course of his career, Simon has worked on multinational brands such as Jockey, Louis Philippe, Himalaya, Signature Whiskey, Peter England, Ford, and Pepsi Foods.