Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, Group Creative Director, Ogilvy Mumbai, will oversee client brands in Ogilvy Hyderabad. This will be in addition to his existing portfolio of brands in Ogilvy Mumbai.
Mahabaleshwarkar started his advertising career with O&M Bangalore. He moved to Ogilvy Mumbai after a short while. In his 14-year stint, he has won numerous awards at national and international levels, working with seniors like Piyush Pandey and Sonal Dabral.
Piyush Pandey, Vice Chairman, O&M Asia Pacific, Executive Chairman, and National Creative Director, O&M India and South Asia, said, “Hyderabad is an extremely important communication market for the future, and it was imperative that we appoint a big creative person to look after the creative needs of our clients. Sagar is one of the stars who has enabled Ogilvy & Mather India to be recognised as one of the hottest creative offices in the world of WPP.”
Rani Reddy, General Manager, O&M Hyderabad, said, “The brands we manage at Hyderabad and our creative team will certainly benefit with Sagar at the helm. This is our response to the growing demand of the Hyderabad market and the value that Ogilvy intends to add in the critical area of creative delivery.”
Currently, Mahabaleshwarkar is responsible for creative on brands such as Tata Safari, Tata Sumo, SBI Life Insurance, Star TV Network, Bank of India, Amaron Batteries, HLL’s tea business, ICICI Prudential (Mutual Funds), United Healthcare Insurance, Principle Mutual Fund, WWF, Cancer Patients Aid Association, DHL and CISCO.