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Tarun Rai quits as Managing Partner and National Business Development Head at JWT India

01-February-2008
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Tarun Rai quits as Managing Partner and National Business Development Head at JWT India

Tarun Rai has put in his papers at JWT India, where he has been Managing Partner and National Business Development Head, thus bringing to an end a 17-year old relationship. With the recent changes in his role, Rai had been moved to a corporate role, working closely with JWT India CEO Colvyn Harris to help identify and incubate new business ideas that JWT could venture into, and hence, expanding its offerings to its clients. Details on his next destination were not available at the time of filing this report.

Confirming the development, Harris said, “Yes, it is true that Tarun Rai has put in his papers. Mumbai office has grown significantly under Tarun, and now, it’s his decision to move on.”

As for the recent new role that was entrusted to Rai, Harris would be looking after the responsibilities. He added that no replacement had been identified for Rai at the moment.

Giving the reason for quitting the agency, Rai said, “Yes, it has been a long relation with the agency, but I guess it’s time to move on. There have been better opportunities, and at this point of my career what I will be indulging into has attracted me towards it. But since it is at a very premature stage, I shall not comment on it now. However, it has been a very tough and difficult decision to move from JWT as I have seen some of my best glorious moments at the agency.” He refused to divulge further about his next destination.

Prior to the new role as Managing Partner and National Business Development Head at JWT, Rai was heading the Mumbai office for the last six years. Before joining Mumbai, Rai was associated with JWT Kolkata (then HTA Kolkata) as Senior Vice-President and General Manager.

Rai began his career with Asian Paints in 1986 before joining JWT Delhi (then HTA Delhi) in 1989, where he worked on a variety of clients, including SmithKline Beecham and Nestle. Later, he moved to Kolkata in December 1999. In his two years there, Rai consolidated and cemented relationships with the existing clients and aggressively went out to win a string of new clients.

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