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Kishore Tadepalli appointed head of JWT Mumbai as Rajesh Gangwani moves on

Tadepalli comes from JWT Bengaluru. Kundan Joshee takes over from Tadepalli as the head of JWT Bengaluru

(L-R) Kishore Tadepalli, Rajesh Gangwani and Kundan Joshee

Rajesh Gangwani has quit J. Walter Thompson India has head of its Mumbai office. The agency has brought in Kishore Tadepalli to lead the Mumbai operations. Tadepalli comes from JWT Bengaluru where he was Senior Vice President and Managing Partner.

The agency has appointed Kundan Joshee as the head of JWT Bengaluru who is joining from from Cheil Worldwide. 

Tarun Rai

Commenting on Gangwani, Tarun Rai, CEO, J. Walter Thompson, said, “Rajesh has been a ‘lifer’ at JWT, having started his career with us in 1991 at our Mumbai office.  He grew through the ranks and got the opportunity to head our Bengaluru office in 2008 and was given the additional responsibility of Chennai in 2011.  He came to head Mumbai in 2014.  Under his leadership, JWT Mumbai has diversified its capabilities and built a very strong team. The office has shown strong growth since he took over.  Rajesh has had an excellent career with us and I thank him for his contribution to the agency over the years and wish him the very best for the future.”

Tadepalli has around three decades of experience in advertising and marketing communications and is currently the Senior Vice President & Managing Partner of JWT Bengaluru.  Under his leadership JWT Bengaluru has shown remarkable growth and has produced some of the best work. A Thompsonite at heart, he has spent over 17 years with the agency and over the years, he has worked on a multitude of brands across categories in addition to leading large teams successfully. Having worked in JWT Mumbai in an earlier role, he has a deep understanding of the market, clients and their business challenges. 


Commenting on Tadepalli, Rai said, “Kishore has been leading our office in Bengaluru for the past couple of years.  Under his watch the office has shown aggressive growth in addition to building new capabilities. Kishore is no stranger to Mumbai having lived and worked here most of his life. He is looking forward to his new role and I am confident that he will contribute significantly both to our clients as well to JWT Mumbai.”

This is a ‘Homecoming’ for Joshee having spent around 5 years at JWT Delhi in an earlier stint.  He brings around 20+ years of experience as a Marketing and Communications professional having worked both at agencies as well as a client. In his long career he has worked on brands like Samsung, Pepsi, Slice, Tropicana, Aquafina, Zee TV, Vodafone, Maruti Suzuki, Whirlpool, Sony, National Geographic, Fox Life, Apollo Munich to name a few. 

Commenting on Joshee, Rai said, “I found Kundan’s energy infectious.  He is a consummate advertising professional with extensive experience in creating high impact, integrated communication solutions across traditional, digital, activation and retail platforms. I am sure both our clients as well as the office will benefit from his experience. He is excited to come back to JWT and lead our fantastic team of professionals at Bengaluru. “

The changes come into effect from October 15, 2018.



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