Venugopal Chandrasekhar joins as Business Head at agency’s Mumbai branch; he comes in here from Bates 141.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 7, 2011
Venugopal has had stints with Contract Advertising and Brand David and has worked on brands like Amul, Camlin, Philips Lighting, Bajaj Sunny Zip, Bajaj Auto, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank, VIP, Bharat Petroleum, Heinz, Shoppers’ Stop, LG Mobile Phones to name a few. He has also been involved in the high profile launch of the English News channel CNN-IBN of the Network 18 Group. At Bates 141, Venugopal had been actively working on AIG Corporate, Tata AIG Life Insurance and AIG Mutual Funds. He also led the successful transition of Colgate into Bates and led the team on the Unilever Brand, Ayush.
Neville Medhora, Vice President, Rediffusion - Y&R Mumbai said “Venu has handled a varied set of clients and brings a lot of experience to the table. He has exceptional strategic and relationship skills and I am looking to him to deliver that across our clients and within the agency.”
On his appointment, Venugopal Chandrasekhar, Business Head, Rediffusion Y&R Mumbai, said, “The thought of being a part of the next stage of consolidation & growth of an iconic agency like Rediffusion - Y & R truly excites me. There is a whole bunch of extremely talented guys out there hungry to do sparkling work on some fascinating brands. Heading a business unit which has a lethal combination of experience and exciting young talent is what motivated me to sign up”