Chairman, Chief Creative Officer – BBDO India
Josy started BBDO India from the backseat of his car in 2008.
Josy and his partner Ajai Jhala pioneered the idea of brand movements with the belief that India needs more ‘acts not ads’. This led to highly recognised work like Gillette ‘Women Against Lazy Stubble’ and Aviva ‘Great Wall of education’ and Quaker ‘Mission To Make India Heart Healthy.” Before starting BBDO India, Josy was the National Creative Director of JWT. Before which, in 2000, he set up an agency called ‘David’ in India (as part of Ogilvy and WPP.) Josy Paul was born during an earthquake and has a permanent tremor. He lives by the mantra, “Think like the navy, deliver like the pirates.” In 2016, he was named Creative Agency Head of The Year by the IAA (Indian Advertising Association). He is ranked among the 10 most influential people in Indian advertising. In 2015, Josy and his team he won the inaugural Glass Lion Grand Prix at Cannes – for Whisper ‘Touch The Pickle’. They also won the Glass Lion Gold for Ariel ‘Share The load’ – in 2015 and 2016. They recently won the prestigious White Pencil at the D&AD Social Impact awards – the world’s most coveted award.
Mr. Paresh Chaudhry
CEO of Madison Public Relations
Combining expertise in marketing, brand communications and reputation management spanning multiple industries, Paresh’s hands-on experience across key global markets, has set value benchmarks in global corporate communication function. Paresh is the founder President of Indian Forum of Corporate Communicators (IFCC), a large group of practicing Corporate Communications professionals from leading corporates across the country. With over 27 years of experience, he has worked in a number of blue chipped companies including Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Reliance Industries Limited, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Smith Kline Beecham and Wockhardt. Paresh has been a business communication partner to Vindi Banga, Harish Manwani and Doug Bailie in Hindustan Unilever, Mukesh Ambani, in Reliance, D.S Brar in Ranbaxy, Dan McDonald in Smith Kline Beecham and Habil Khorakiwala in Wockhardt. Paresh is currently Chief Executive Officer of Madison Public Relations, a unit of Madison World, one of India’s largest 360 degree communication agency. Madison World is a 28-year old diversified communication group, with 24 units across 10 specialized functions of Advertising, Media, Business Analytics, Out- Of-Home, PR, Rural, Retail, Entertainment, Mobile and Sports; employing over 1,000 communication professional across cities in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Paresh is a strategic communications partner to the top business leaders of Britannia, Wadia Group, P&G, Café Coffee Day, Godrej Industries, GSK, Levis, Puma, Kellogg’s etc. Over the last few years since joining Madison, Paresh has excelled by putting Madison PR on the Indian PR Industry map by aggressively growing business and strategizing on global brands that has won several Indian and global recognition.
Chairman and Managing
Director, Concept Group,
Vivek Suchanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Concept Group, is an intrepid entrepreneur with over 25 years in Communication covering the entire gamut of Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing. His penchant for disruptive strategies has transformed Concept from being a ‘financial communication’ agency to probably the only Independent Network of Agencies in India. Concept Group, home to over 700 professionals boasts of some of the best creative talents from Advertising, Public Relations, Branding and Digital, has become a Rs, 1 billion conglomerate. Apart from the flagship, Concept Communication, the Group comprises of Concept PR, a significant public relations consultancy, three creative powerhouses- Scarecrow , Enormous , ITSA Brand Innovations, a Brand Design Firm- Brand-nomics and a pure play Digital Agency – Liqvd Asia.
CEO, Havas Media Group, India and South Asia
Anita Nayyar is a veteran of the Indian media industry. As CEO, she took on
the mandate of expanding the Havas Media Group footprint in the emerging
South Asia markets in 2006
Under her leadership Havas Media Group in India has grown exponentially. It has expanded its offerings as an integrated communications group for traditional, digital, mobile, performance marketing and out-of-home. The agency has grown 8 times in 10 years. Havas Media was ranked as the No.2 India Media Agency by R3 New Business League, August 2016 update. It was ranked both in 2016 and 2015 in the Top 5 India Media Agencies by RECMA, Qualitative Evaluation 2015 and 2014 respectively. Havas Media was ranked as the No.2 Indian Media Agency in the Agency Report Card 2014 by Campaign India. In 2013 RECMA graded Havas Media at No.1 in Compitches in both their preliminary reports. RECMA rated Havas Media Group as the fastest growing media agency in India at 43%, 3x the industry in 2012. Her 30+years in the industry have seen her manage a portfolio of brands across sectors. A prominent speaker, moderator, panelist and judge at all the major events and awards year on year; her views and opinions are sort by the media. Anita’s area of expertise is not only across media, digital, mobile, entertainment, OOH and sports. Her understanding of Brand, Marketing and Media Communications make her a complete Advertising professional.