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DDB Mudra West appoints Sharat Kuttikat as CD


Kuttikat joins from Stark Communications, Bangalore, and will partner Jayesh Vaghela in driving the creative team at DDB Mudra Ahmedabad


BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | June 20, 2013


Sharat Kuttikat

Sharat Kuttikat has joined DDB Mudra West as Creative Director and will be based in Ahmedabad. Jayesh Vaghela, who has been with the agency for a number of years, will partner Kuttikat and will oversee the creative side of the agency’s client roster including Arvind, Zydus Wellness, Smphony, Nirlife and Rotomac among others. Both Kuttikat and Vaghela will work under the guidance of Sonal Dabral, Chairman & CCO, DDB Mudra Group.

Kuttikat joins DDB Mudra West from Stark Communications, Bangalore. In the 12 years that he has spent in the creative field, he’s worked on some well-known brands such as Vodafone, SAP, Karnataka Tourism, Bengaluru International Airport, Lee Jeans, Basics Life, Wipro Technologies, Federal Bank, Malayala Manorama Classifieds, Rohan Builders, to name a few.

He has worked with top agencies including Ogilvy and Happy Creative Services in Bangalore, and Frank Simoes in Delhi. This will be his second stint with DDB Mudra as he had spent a year with Mudra Communications, Kochi in 2002-03.

Sonal Dabral

Dabral said, “Our Ahmedabad office is a very important part of the DDB Mudra Group and it needed a team not only rooted and conversant in traditional thinking but also fully adept at new media and new age creativity. Sharat and Jayesh are just that team. I'm very excited to have Sharat on board and am sure along with Jayesh he will take DDB Mudra Ahmedabad to new heights.”

On his joining DDB Mudra West, Kuttikat said, “Honestly, joining DDB Mudra West was an easy decision. A great opportunity to work on prestigious brands, an enviable mix of categories, and not to mention, the people you get to work with. Also, to be operating from an office where it all began for Mudra is special. The ambition is to partner with brands and drive them to greater glory, while staying true to the amazing culture DDB Mudra has. I cannot be more excited.”


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