Rediffusion appoints Rahul Jauhari and Navonil Chatterjee as Joint Presidents
Rahul Jauhari has spent 14 years with the Rediffusion Group over two long stints, and Navonil Chatterjee have been associated with Rediffusion since 2015
Rediffusion has announced the elevation of Rahul Jauhari and Navonil Chatterjee as Joint Presidents. Both elevations come following the recent retirement of Dhunji Wadia as Group President.
Rahul Jauhari, Joint President & Chief Creative Officer
With over 21 years of experience in building brands, Jauhari has worked across categories ranging from telecom to automobiles, personal care, banking & insurance, financial products, corporate brands & more.
He began his career with McCannn Worldgroup and subsequently moved on to work with the Rediffusion Group & Lintas. He has spent 14 years with the Rediffusion Group over two long stints.
Jauhari has been the Chief Creative Officer for Everest Brand Solutions since 2011. In 2015, he took on the additional responsibility of the creative leadership of Rediffusion. Under his creative leadership, the group has picked up numerous awards and new business wins and today handles mega brands such as SBI, Tata 150 years mandate, Liebherr, Tata Trusts, Godfrey Philips, Eveready.
Jauhari has won a host of awards across shows such as the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, One Show, Goafest (ABBY), IDMA, Mirchi Kaan etc. He has also served as a jury member at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and has been on the Goafest jury on numerous occasions.
Navonil Chatterjee, Joint President & Chief Strategy Officer
A post-graduate in marketing communications from MICA, Navonil Chatterjee has over 20 years of experience in advertising, working closely with the best of clients and brands that include Nike, Levi’s, Unilever, Pepsi, Tata Group, SBI.
Chatterjee entered the advertising industry as a management trainee in McCann Erickson Bangalore in 1998. His next move saw him land up in JWT where he set anchor for the next 15 years, working in various capacities across 5 cities, and which included being South Planning Head and culminated with a stint as Executive Planning Director and Vice President at JWT Mumbai. Chatterjee had a very successful stint at JWT, being chosen as a Young Tiger, featuring in the agency’s global High Potential Group for 2 years in a row, and being voted its first ever global Brand Pioneer for his idea called Brand Budding.
Chatterjee moved to Rediffusion in July, 2015 as the Chief Strategy Officer. During his 3-year stint at Rediffusion, the agency has managed to rope in significant new businesses such as Tata 150 year c, Tata Trusts, SBI, Liebherr, Rising Pune Super Giants and Jamshedpur Football Club.
Some time back, a Hong Kong-based media magazine featured him as one of the ‘Top 10 Young Planners To Look Out For In Asia’. Chatterjee has won several national and international marketing effectiveness awards that include Effies India, New York AME, Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, WARC and PMAA, amongst others.
Over the years, he has been associated with many memorable campaigns like Nike Traffic Jam, Nike Bleed Blue, Levi’s Slim Jeans, Curve ID, Kingfisher ‘Divided by teams, United by Kingfisher’, ING ‘Jiyo Easy’, Exide ‘Share if you Care’ and the prestigious bicentenary celebrations campaign of Presidency University, to name a few.
He has also been a panelist for BrandZ and Lanka Business Review (LBR), is a regular in the Effie’s judging panel, and has conducted sessions as guest faculty in ISB Hyderabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore and MICA. Chatterjee also spearheaded ’18.3° and Under’ – a thought leadership initiative that focused on understanding South India and identified the best principles of marketing to the South market.
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