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Mahesh Gharat, Azazul Haque relocate to Ogilvy Bangalore from Mumbai

MUMBAI: Mahesh Gharat and Azazul Haque will relocate to Ogily Bangalore from Ogilvy Mumbai. They will head the Ogilvy Bangalore creative team as executive creative directors.

Ogilvy South president Poran Malani said, “Azaz and Mahesh, though highly experienced, are young at heart and their energy is highly infectious. It takes something special to excite an already charged up team, and Azaz and Mahesh have done exactly that.”

Ogilvy India national creative director Rajiv Rao commented, “Mahesh and Azaz are one of the rare breed of copy-art teams that’s hard to find today. They have lots of things in common including a crazy passion for clothes, shoes, and of course, advertising. They are fantastic team players and excellent captains. Ogilvy Bangalore, with some of the best brands in the country, is the perfect place for them to lead, inspire and make a huge impact.”

Gharat has been with Ogilvy for nine years and has worked on brands like Rajasthan Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Asian Paints, Bajaj and Star Plus (Satyamev Jayate).

Haque has worked on brands like Domino’s Pizza, Nestlé Maggi and Nescafe, Dabur and Nokia. At Ogilvy, he has been responsible for work including campaigns for Spice Mobile ‘Milaye Sapnon se’, Satyamev Jayate, Asian Paints and Milton.

Haque and Gharat commented, “Ogilvy Bangalore has always been a great place to work. I am looking forward to the challenge and excitement of working on all of Ogilvy Bangalore’s brands, some of which are Titan, Lenovo, Amazon, ITC Bingo and Yippee Noodles, Fortune Oil, Allen Solly, IBM, MTR. So, when Piyush called and said, ‘You need to make Ogilvy Bangalore rock’, the magnitude of the opportunity resounded in our minds and continues to do so. Our attempt would be to help these brands become bigger by creating work that is effective and memorable.”

Ogilvy South Asia execcutive chairman, creative director Piyush Pandey said, “I am delighted that Azaz and Mahesh have taken the creative leadership role in Bangalore. Bangalore is a key office for Ogilvy And Mather India with leading existing clients and lots of potential ones. Both Azaz and Mahesh understand the traditional Indian consumer and the emerging one. I look forward to some exciting and effective work from our Bangalore office.”