The agency has brought on board Geet Nazir and Bhaskar Preenja, both as Vice-President, in its Mumbai and Delhi offices, respectively
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 12, 2013
Having beefed up its creative team, Contract is now focusing on consolidating its service offerings. It has brought on board Geet Nazir and Bhaskar Preenja, both as Vice-President, Account Management in its Mumbai and Delhi offices, respectively.
“It is in our quest for hiring the finest talent for Contract that both Geet and Bhaskar have joined us. They both have impeccable credentials and are sharp minded people with strong leadership skills. They are responsible for some of our most esteemed businesses and I am sure that they will add magic to the brands and make a positive difference for all,” said Rana Barua, COO, Contract Advertising.
Nazir has joined from Publicis Capital where she led the Account Management for Garnier India. In Contract, she will oversee Shopper’s Stop, Cadbury’s and Edelweiss. She will be reporting to Ayesha Ghosh, Senior VP and General Manager – Mumbai operations.
With over 12 years of experience in brand communications and advertising across New York and Mumbai, Nazir has worked with O&M NY, Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Lowe Mumbai. She has also worked with one of the world’s leading chains of premium salons and spas, Jean-Claude Biguine, as their India marketing & business development head when they launched their India operations in December 2008.
Preenja, who joins from McCann Erickson, has over 15 years of integrated advertising experience in managing diverse Indian and global clients across sectors. At Contract he will be managing the newly established relationships of Dabur that the agency has just won—Gulabari – and Oxy Bleach (Men & Women). He will report to Shivaji Dasgupta, Senior VP & GM, Delhi operations.
During his tenure at McCann, Preenja handled key clients such Dabur, Nescafe, Ireo, Jagran, General Motors, Reebok, Microsoft Xbox, Dulux and MetLife. He is credited with winning Effies for his work on Jagran and Dulux.