Ajay Gahlaut, CCO, Ogilvy North and Deputy CCO, Ogilvy India quits: Sources

This was his second stint at Ogilvy India that started 11 years ago in 2007

e4m by Neeta Nair
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 10:56 AM
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In a recent development, Ajay Gahlaut, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy North and Deputy CCO, Ogilvy India, has resigned from his post, ending his 11-year-long stint at the agency.

Gahlaut worked at Ogilvy as creative consultant between 2001 and 2005 after which he left and re-joined the agency in 2007. He has been with the agency ever since. Gahlaut was elevated in 2017, around the time of Sonal Dabral's return to the agency as Group Chief Creative Officer and Vice Chairman.

Commenting on the news Dabral said, "Ajay did some excellent work in his decade long innings in Ogilvy Delhi. I'd like to thank him for building a great team and wish him all the best for all his future endeavours." 

Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy South Asia said, "Ajay is looking for life beyond advertising and for that reason, I cannot stop him just like I couldn’t stop Abhijit. If Abhijit was going to another agency, I wouldn’t have let him go. Everyone has a dream and unfortunately, I can’t fulfil that dream. He has done a stellar job and I am very proud of him.  He worked very closely with me and I will miss him. He is a very dear friend."

Ajay’s successor will be announced shortly. According to sources there are three contenders for the position, one of them from within Ogilvy.

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