BREAKING NOW: Maxus picks Navin Khemka as Managing Partner, North & East
Maxus, today announced the appointment of Navin Khemka as Managing Partner, Maxus. Navin will be heading the north and east regions for Maxus, and will also be responsible for new business development across the country. He will report into Kartik Sharma, Managing Director, Maxus South Asia.
With over 17 years of experience in the advertising and media industry, Navin’s last appointment was with ZenithOptimedia, where he left as Managing Partner. With a tenure spanning the last eight years, he was initially the Trading lead for key accounts such as Nestle and HP. He subsequently took over the business leadership of the HP account, delivering some award winning campaigns such as the HP Serena Williams campaign at Lakme Fashion Week. Thereafter he took on the additional role of New Business Director for India. He was instrumental in bringing on new clients such as Honda, Toshiba, Uninor, McVities, Karbonn Mobiles, Godfrey Philips, Best Rice, Greenlam Laminates, Olx.in, Jabong.com, Yatra.com at ZenithOptimedia.
Kartik Sharma, Managing Director, Maxus, South Asia said, “Navin comes with a varied skill set and extensive experience across various product categories. He is an ideal leader to spearhead the Maxus team, and uphold our PACE value system across the organistaion. At Maxus we endeavor to push the boundaries to delivering excellence for our clients, to achieve our 10/10 mandate.
Upon his appointment, Navin Khemka, Managing Partner, Maxus said, “I am delighted to be a part of India's most dynamic agency - Maxus. Brand needs are changing and Maxus is geared up to providing a holistic solution to its clients. I look forward to work closely with the team and help provide seamless, media neutral solutions to our clients. Driving growth for Maxus in existing and new geographies also makes my role challenging. I am looking forward to exciting days ahead.”
A graduate of the prestigious St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and MICA, Navin started his career with Mudra where he worked for 5 years. Prior to Zenith Optimedia, Navin worked at Cheil Communications, Mindshare and Carat. He is also a qualified Intermediate Chartered Accountant. His career history is balanced in media strategy, planning & buying. Navin has worked extensively across various categories & brands. His forte were large volume contracts, especially in sports. He also specializes in building customized innovations and solutions for brands.