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Samir Chonkar elevated to Creative Head of Everest’s Mumbai ops

Chonkar has been with Everest Brand Solutions since October 2010, when he joined the agency as Executive Creative Director

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 28, 2015

Samir Chonkar Samir Chonkar

Everest Brand Solutions has elevated Samir Chonkar to head the creative function of its Mumbai operations.

In his 20-plus years of experience in the industry, Chonkar has helped build iconic brands like Parle-G, Hide & Seek, Monaco, Milano, Amul, Tata Indicom, TCS, Tata Housing, Frooti, Bailey, Bagpiper Whisky, Tortoise Mosquito Coils, Hitachi, Onida, ING Mutual Fund, LIC, Franklin Templeton, Bajaj Allianz, Castrol, Jet Airways, and Emirates Airlines, among others.

Dhunji Wadia Dhunji Wadia

Dhunji Wadia, President, Rediffusion Y&R, remarked, “Samir has a proven reputation as a creative leader and is held in enormous regard both internally and by his clients. Samir’s passion for our agency, his integrity and intellectual curiosity, along with his deep collaborative way of working will make a difference to our clients and to our agency.”

Rahul Jauhari, Chief Creative Officer, Rediffusion Y&R and Everest, added here, “Samir’s contribution to the growth of Everest has been phenomenal. In addition to being a pillar of my team over the past few years, Samir has created work that has not just won, but also added immense value to our clients. His down-to-earth demeanor and relentless pursuit of perfection is respected by clients and colleagues alike. He steps into a role he has earned, in every sense of the word.”

Rahul Jauhari Rahul Jauhari

Chonkar has been with Everest Brand Solutions since October 2010, when he joined the agency as Executive Creative Director. Prior to that, he was Creative Consultant with Draftfcb + Ulka (now FCB Ulka) from October 2008 to April 2010. Chonkar first joined Everest in February 1993 and was with the agency for five years and nine months. He then worked as an independent creative consultant for a year before returning to Everest Brand Solutions’ fold in October 1999, this time for a stint of seven years and seven months. He moved on to M&C Saatchi in April 2007 before joining FCB Ulka.

Chonkar’s work has featured across international award shows and Indian award forums like Goafest, DMAI Echo, Effies, IDMAI, Digital Crest and Indian Marketing Awards, to name a few. In recent times, his work for Tata Value Homes won the International Echo Award.

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