Amitesh Rao has joined McCann Delhi as Executive Vice-President (EVP) and Head of McCann Delhi.
Rao will report to Alok Lall, Executive Director MWG and India Head of Advertising.
Rao, an MBA from IIM Bangalore, has over 23 years of experience in advertising, client side marketing and as an entrepreneur.
He has worked with agencies like McCann, Publicis India, JWT, Rediffusion Y&R. He has also worked with companies like RPG Enterprises and MTS India, besides having founded tech start-ups in e-commerce and gaming. He was till recently Executive Director at TBWA\ India managing the Delhi operations and additionally he was Managing Director of Nissan United India (Omnicomâs integrated communications unit for Nissan).
Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, McCann Asia Pacific and CEO and CCO, McCann Worldgroup India, said, âAmitesh comes with a range of experience, a keen eye for innovation and an entrepreneurial zeal. His joining the McCann fold will add a new dimension to our valued client relationships in our Delhi operation.â
Rao said, âThe industry is going through a dramatically exciting and challenging period, and I am really looking forward to be a part of the agency and team thatâs right in the thick of it.â