In a career spanning two decades, Wabs has handled assignments in marketing, sales, advertising and consulting with companies like P&G, MARICO Industries, Roche Group and Leo Burnett India before joining the FCB Ulka Group.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | October 3, 2016
FCB India has appointed Vidyadhar Wabgaonkar, fondly known as Wabs, to the position of President, FCB Cogito, the Brand Consulting division of the FCB India. Rohit Ohri, Chairman and CEO, FCB India made the announcement through an official press note.
Wabs has also headed Strategic Planning at FCB Ulka (Mumbai and South) and is currently leading the Strategic Planning effort at FCB Interface, which he will continue to do along with his new responsibility at FCB Cogito.
Wabs is a gold medallist Electronics Engineer and a rank holder from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
In a career spanning two decades, he has handled assignments in marketing, sales, advertising and consulting with companies like P&G, MARICO Industries, Roche Group and Leo Burnett India before joining the FCB Ulka Group.
He has helped build numerous brands including Ariel, Vicks Vaporub, Parachute Coconut Oil, ICI Dulux paint, Mahindra Auto, Mahindra Holidays, Mahindra Truck and Bus, Mahindra Finance, Zee Network, ITC Foods (Sunfeast biscuits), Wipro Consumer Care, Bajaj Electricals,
L&T Cement and PSI AIDS awareness project amongst others. Apart from writing a number of articles, Wabs is also a certified practitioner of clinical hypnosis.
His keen interest lies in learning the laws that govern the human mind from other disciplines like NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and applying them to business situations.
Commenting on the appointment, Rohit Ohri, Chairman and CEO, FCB India said, âFCB Cogito provides a cutting edge to FCB India with the thinking muscle and deep insight that it brings to our business. FCB Cogito has been successful for over a decade now and with Wabs, we look forward to continued growth from this unique part of our Group.â
Wabs said, âIâm very excited about Consulting. It had become my dream career over the years. FCB Cogito has a history of working successfully with leading clients. We, the team FCB Cogito, look forward to living up our history and reputation and to growing our practice further in size and stature.â