Cheil WW India announced that Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, Chief Creative Officer has decided to move on from the organisation to pursue new opportunities. ITSA founder Emmanuel Upputuru will be replacing Mahabaleshwarkar. Upputuru had launched his agency ITSA in 2012 after a 5-year stint with Publicis as NCD. Prior to Publicis, he was Creative Director with Ogilvy for close to four years.
“We would like to thank Sagar for his contribution towards building Cheil’s creative reputation and wish him good luck in all his future endeavors,” an official statement from Cheil said.
Mahabaleshwarkar added, “I would like to thank Cheil for giving me the opportunity to lead Cheil’s creative capability. It is endearing to see Cheil’s creative ranking moving up in Top 10. This has been possible because of a committed and talented team and the great work done by them. I would also like to thank all my clients who have always supported us and showed faith in us. Lastly, I would like to wish Emmanuel all the best and hope to see Cheil achieving greater heights.”