News Just Arrived | Its official now; Sonal Dabral & Sandeep Pathak bids adieu to Bates

Sandeep Pathak and Sonal Dabral are moving on from their positions at bates India as the agency continues its re-shape following the network re-positioning at the end of 2011.

Sonal moved back to Mumbai from Singapore, this year. Tim Isaac, Chairman, Bates said, "At bates he had resumed a close working relationship with me ' we had worked together as a Head of Office and ECD partnership to great effect at Ogilvy Singapore. Sonal is a great storyteller and has rich creative talents. I wish him all the very best in his new role at DDB Mudra."

"Sandeep has been with bates for 4 years now, he had done an excellent job of catapulting the Mumbai office. Sandeep hasn't decided on his next assignment yet. I wish him the very best for his future.", he further added.

The agency continues with its ambitious growth plans on the back of a strong India management, a suite of offerings across advertising, out of home and digital activation. Bates WallStreet & Landscape and Bates Sercon power Bates India group, with Out-of-Home and "Intelligent Activation' solutions respectively.

Bates in India has a strong management team in Dheeraj Sinha [Regional Planning Director], Dinesh Shetty [Group CFO], Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar [NCD], Praveen Vadhera [Country Head, OOH], Rajesh Ghatge [CEO, Sercon ], Srijib Mallik [Head, Delhi], Abeer Chakravarty [Head, Kolkata] and Vasantha Krishnamurthy [Head, Bangalore]. The agency has a national presence across 5 offices including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata, and an enviable roster of clients.

Tim Issac, further remarked, "With our strengths in strategic planning, creativity, engagement solutions and digital along with the high quality talent pool, we are well set up to provide integrated marketing communications services that take full advantage of the new technologies at our disposal. That is what the "changengage' positioning is all about. We look forward to leading the way as the model agency of the future."


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