Naveen Gaur has been elevated to the position of Deputy CEO of Lowe Lintas. In his previous role, he was overseeing the North, East and South regions for the agency as its Chief Operating Officer â€“ to which he was promoted in 2017. Gaurâ€™s appointment is effective immediately.
Gaurâ€™s association with Lowe Lintas goes back to 2010 when he was Branch Head, Delhi, where he has built a strong team of professionals. He encourages an entrepreneurial culture of growth and business excellence. As Deputy CEO of Lowe Lintas, Naveen is to lead the next phase of growth at the agency that is home to some of the largest and most reputed brands in the country such as Axis Bank, Britannia, Flipkart, Godrej, Google, MRF, Swiggy, Tanishq, Ultratech, Unilever, etc. to name a few.
Commenting on the elevation, Virat Tandon, Group CEO, MullenLowe Lintas Group, said, â€śOver the years, Naveen has not just driven great business growth at Lowe Lintas, but also built a fantastic team. He has scripted many success stories while partnering MNC brands, startup brands and Indian brands. He is a passionate entrepreneur at heart. I am super excited for Naveen to lead Lowe Lintas into the next phase of growth.â€ť
Under Gaurâ€™s leadership, the agency picked up new businesses such as Cargill Foods, Fab India, Hain Future, Pernod Ricard, Philips Lighting (now known as Signify), etc., during his tenure.
Speaking about his new role, Gaur said "In todayâ€™s evolving and dynamic business environment, where technology is disrupting businesses and presenting challenges and opportunities almost on an everyday basis. I am thrilled with the opportunity given to me by this great institution to drive the growth, ROI and stature of our brands."
In a career spanning over two decades, he has been the Chief Growth Officer at McCann Worldgroup India, and Business Director (at McCann) for clients such as Coca-Cola, Mastercard, Microsoft, General Motors, Bacardi, Dabur amongst others.
Amer Jaleel, Group CCO and Chairman, MullenLowe Lintas Group, further added, â€śIâ€™ve worked with Naveen now close to 10 years and I can safely say that heâ€™s among the rarest of advertising professionals today. Heâ€™s equally at ease with brand and with business, with a Google and Galgotias, casting and cohorts. Naveen supremely gets the value we bring to our clientsâ€™ business and his coming to Bombay will bring a lot of focus to new business, new ways of business and new kinds of business for Lowe Lintas.â€ť