India – dentsu India has announced the appointment of Arjuna Gaur as chief creative officer of Dentsu Webchutney & dentsuMB. Gaur’s new role is to increase both firms’ creative mandate.
He will be responsible for creative thought leadership across the network, combining the expertise of Dentsu Webchutney and dentsuMB to provide clients with forward-thinking creative solutions. Gaur will report to Ajay Gahlaut, dentsu creative India’s group chief creative officer (GCCO).
Gaur has earned over 40 national and international honours over the course of more than 16 years of experience. Prior to this, he worked as a creative director at Leo Burnett India, MNC Saatchi Kuala Lumpur, BBDO India, and Grey.
Since then, he’s collaborated with a slew of household names in the business sector, including Coca-Cola and Amazon as well as P&G and PepsiCo and Wrigley’s as well as Celcom and Airtel and GE India and HP. He also has a background in filmmaking thanks to Equinox Films.
On his appointment, Gaur said, “The talent and energy of the creative teams at Dentsu Webchutney & dentsuMB are limitless and frankly, a little intimidating. There is no better creative role in the country right now than this.”
Ajay Gahlaut, group chief creative officer at dentsu Creative India, said that it is a privilege to have yet another brilliant creative onboard as part of the team. He says that Arjuna is a rare creative person who is equally adept at traditional and new age media.
“We are looking forward to him significantly raising the creative quality of our output and adding even more value to the solutions that we provide to our clients,” Gahlaut adds.