He moves from Mindshare where he was a Principal Partner – Client Leadership on the Aditya Birla Group AoR. He will report to T Gangadhar, MD, MEC India
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | August 20, 2013
MEC India has appointed Ajit Gurnani as Head of MEC West. Prior to this, he was with Mindshare where he was a Principal Partner – Client Leadership on the Aditya Birla Group AoR. Gurnani will report to T Gangadhar, Managing Director, MEC India.
Speaking about the appointment, Gangadhar said, "Mumbai is our biggest office by far and I am pleased that we have found a quality leader like Ajit to head our operations here. Given his rich vein of experience, I have no doubt that Ajit will make valuable contributions – to clients and staff alike.”
A post-graduate from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), Gurnani has over 16 years of experience in the field of media and marketing. He was part of the internet task force at HTA (now JWT) and was involved with the exciting early years of the internet in India. His internet experience continued with stints at www.jagran.com and Starcom Digital where he was an internet business solutions specialist.
Gurnani’s has had brand management and marketing exposure with Marico as Brand Manager and as Head - Marketing with IFFCO, the UAE-based food giant.
Gurnani said, “I am excited about the opportunity and challenge that this assignment provides to me. I look forward to working with a passionate team and with MEC's ‘active engagement’ philosophy, and help create business-building work that wins accolades and recognition. The attempt will be to have my feet on the ground but leap for the stars.”
Gurnani is passionate about food, Bollywood and cricket, and has a newfound interest in photography and, eventually, aspires to become a social entrepreneur.