M&C Saatchi February appoints N. Ramesh as head of creative
Ramesh, former executive creative director of agencies like Enterprise, Ambience, Ogilvy, Lowe, Meridian and The Thinking Machine has been appointed as president, Creative,at M&C Saatchi February.
With more than 25 years’ experience and over 100 awards under his belt including Cannes Lions, Clio, London International Awards, The One Show and D&AD, Ramesh has handled clients such as American Express, Britannia, Coca-Cola, Dabur, Himalaya, Hindustan Times, Lakme, Maruti Suzuki, P&G and Unilever among others.
In 2007, he established Meridian (now Soho Square), Ogilvy’s second agency acquisition in India which went on to become one of the top creative agencies in the country.
Gopal Krishnan, founding partner of M&C Saatchi February said: “Ramesh’s passion for creativity and entrepreneurial thinking is inspiring to all who have known and worked with him in the past. He is the perfect fit for the kind of agency we are building at M&C Saatchi February.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ramesh said: “Start-up culture is in my blood. Launching small enterprises and leading teams to become successful is the greatest joy I have had in my career. M&C Saatchi February is in a league of its own combining independent holding structure and its inspiring creative philosophy of ‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought’, I can’t wait to get started.”
Ramesh replaces Nirmal Pulickal, one of the founding partners and creative head of the agency, who has decided to move on.
Said Krishnan: “Nirmal has been an integral part of all the successes we have achieved at February and later with M&C Saatchi. We wish him nothing but the best. He will no doubt be missed.”
Ramesh’s appointment is effective immediately.