bobbyEngineering college dropout. English Lit. grad. Purveyor of f-bombs. Lazy writer. Lazy. Period. Bobby’s got into the business by accident. You might say his journey into advertising is like a blind date that led to a marriage. The relationship has lasted 23 years and divorce isn’t on the cards. By all means, advertising has been good to Bobby. He got to put his creative fingerprints on some of the world’s best-known brands.
At Publicis, Bobby and his planning partner, Partha Sinha, have created some of most talked about work on the agency’s biggest brands. They have also revved up Publicis’s new business engine, making the agency one of the fastest growing in the country.
Before joining Publicis, he was the Chief Creative Officer at JWT, where he made a marked difference to the creative product.. Prior to that he spent 4 years as the Chief Creative Officer of the DDB Mudra Group. He was instrumental in transforming the agency into, arguably, one of the hottest creative shops in the country. Besides India, Bobby has plied his craft in the US, as a Creative Director at Ogilvy, New York and Group Creative Director at BBDO, Chicago. For a guy who almost flunked math, his stats are not bad. He has racked-up over 400 local and international awards, in both creative as well as effectiveness shows. He was Campaign Asia’s Creative Person of the Year (2011) for India and South Asia. Today he is ranked amongst the 5 most influential and creative people in Indian advertising, by the Economic Times.

Bobby Pawar
MD, CCO, Publicis South Asia


vikramsakhuja-kwXC--621x414@LiveMint copyVikram is currently an Equity Partner and Group CEO of Madison Media & OOH. Prior to this he was the global CEO of Maxus, a GroupM Agency. He has also been the CEO of GroupM South Asia and Mindshare South Asia. Vikram started his career with P&G and Coca-Cola in Media, Market Research and Brand Marketing. He also set up the marketing department at Star India.
Vikram has sat on several industry body boards/ committees including ASCI, ABC, RSCI, BARC, AAAI committees with ISA, INS and IBF, and chairs FICCI’s Marketing committees. He has consistently been voted amongst the most influential persons in Indian Media by the Economic Times.
Vikram’s family includes his wife Simmi, a professional fitness trainer, writer and radio personality and his two daughters Tara and Diya
Vikram Sakhuja
Group CEO Media & OOH Madison


_MG_0198 corrected copyAs Chairman & CEO, FCB Ulka Group, Rohit Ohri leadsFCB Ulka Advertising and all Group agencies of FCB in India. He serves as a member of the global operating committee and reports directly to Carter Murray in New York. He is one of the CEOs helping to guide the global company. Based out of Gurgaon, Rohit leads FCB Ulka’s organizational and overall India growth strategy.
Rohit has nearly twenty-six years of experience in advertising communications. Under Rohit’s leadership, Dentsu India became the fastest-growing operation in the world. Prior to Dentsu, Rohit headed the Delhi office of JWT India. The office grew rapidly and became one of the most profitable offices of JWT globally. In his three years at Dentsu India, Rohit achieved some successful acquisitions like Taproot followed by that of Webchutney.
Rohit has been named as one of the Top-10 most influential people in Advertising& Media by the Brand Equity Agency Reckoner 2016. He was also one of the top 10 Advertising Gurus in India in The Indian Express list of the Most Powerful Indians in 2013 and 2012. Rohit is actively involved in Industry bodies like AAAI and The Ad Club as a member of their Executive Committee. A creative thinker and strategic leader, Rohit has an exemplary track record in driving organizational efficiency, enhancing the creative product, developing new business, managing organizational change while driving revenue growth and profitability.

Rohit Ohri
Chairman & CEO, FCB Ulka Group


Raj Nair copyWith award winning campaigns for Cadbury,Shoppers Stop, HSBC and NIIT in an erstwhile role as RCD at Contract Advertising and on Hypercity, JiyoParsi,Cartrade.com as CCO at Madison BMB, to name a few.
He has won almost 250 International (Cannes, One Show, New York Festival,Asia AdFest, Spikes, London International) as well as Indian Advertising Awards (Abbies, CAG, INK) and Certifications as writer and Creative Director.Ranked number 66 on MEDIA Top 100 Creative Directors, Asia, 2010.
Ranked among Top 20 Indian Creative Directors, Economic Times Brand Equity 2006.He has judged at Cannes Lions 2011 in Direct; at New York Festival in TV in 2006; at Pepper (Kochi Ad Club) for multiple years, at Goafest Abby (Mumbai) for 10 straight years since 2006, and was Goafest Abby Print Craft Jury Chairman 2016.

Raj Nair
CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Madison BMB.


Untitled-1 copyArun Iyer is Chief Creative Officer at Lowe Lintas.He has spent close to 20 years in advertising. After spending his first couple of years with agencies like Multiprint Advertising and By Design he then moved on to TBWA wherein he handled brands such as BPL Mobile, CNBC, Fosters India and many more.
In 2003 he moved to Lowe Lintas. Having created path breaking campaigns on Idea Cellular, Fastrack, Tanishq, Surf Excel, Kissan, Britannia, Axis Bank,and many more, Arun firmly believes in work that makes brands a part of popular culture.
Arun Iyer
Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas


WP_20140324_001 copyWith over 18 years of experience, Carlton’s expertise in the digital arena is imaginative and inspiring, giving HDS a creative edge in the industry. With an agile and dynamic team of visualisers, designers, and copywriters, he has been responsible for creating over 3,500 websites and games for domestic and international clients and has worked on more than 1,000 promotional campaigns over the years – winning innumerable accolades including the PMAA’s, Abby’s and the Globes among others.
Carlton joined Hungama in 1999 and has been instrumental in creating the brand it is today. Under his aegis the team works on ideas across multiple devices, apart from the PC, like WebTV, IPTV, Tablets, Mobile and new App platforms like the Intel App World.
Carlton has been on the Jury Panel of the Cannes Advertising Awards in 2012. He is also on the jury of the Abby Awards (Ad Club of Bombay) and Yahoo Big Idea Chair Awards and was part of the jury in the New York Ad festival in 2010 and Adfest Asia in 2011.In his spare time, as and when HDS can spare him, Carlton watches the best
that Hollywood has to offer and stays 100% updated on digital trends and the latest English television series alike.


Carlton D’silva
CEO, CCO, Hungama Digital Services