McCann Worldgroup hires Amitesh Rao as EVP & Head of McCann Delhi
Rao was till recently Executive Director at TBWA\ India managing the Delhi operations and additionally he was MD of Nissan United India
Published - 07-March-2019
Amitesh Rao has joined McCann Delhi as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of McCann Delhi.
Rao, an MBA from IIM Bangalore, has over 23 years of experience in advertising, client side marketing, and as an entrepreneur. He has worked with agencies such as McCann, Publicis India, JWT, Rediffusion Y&R. He has also worked with companies such as RPG Enterprises and MTS India, besides having founded tech startups in e-commerce and gaming. He was till recently Executive Director at TBWA\ India managing the Delhi operations and additionally he was Managing Director of Nissan United India (Omnicom’s integrated communications unit for Nissan).
Rao will report to Alok Lall, Executive Director MWG and India Head of Advertising.
Talking about Rao’s appointment, Prasoon Joshi Chairman McCann Asia Pacific and CEO & CCO McCann Worldgroup India, said “Amitesh comes with a range of experience, a keen eye for innovation and an entrepreneurial zeal. His joining the McCann fold will add a new dimension to our valued client relationships in our Delhi operation.”
Rao, meanwhile, said, “The industry is going through a dramatically exciting and challenging period, and I am really looking forward to be a part of the agency and team that’s right in the thick of it.”