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Ogilvy Bids Farewell to Ajay Gahlaut

Ogilvy India today announces the resignation of Ajay Gahlaut, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India, CCO - Ogilvy North.  Ajay leaves Ogilvy to pursue his own interests.  Ogilvy is thankful for Ajay's years of service and his leadership of and contribution to the growth of Ogilvy North.

Ajay first joined Ogilvy in 2001 and was with Ogilvy until 2005.  He then rejoined Ogilvy in November 2007 and between his first term and the second, he has spent a good part of his career with Ogilvy.  In the last ten years, he has worked to help build brands such as Pernod Ricard, BMW, KFC, Taco Bell, Dabur, Perfetti Van Melle, Mother Dairy, Pizza Hut,  Sprite, Best Foods, HT Mint, Philips, to name a few.

Sonal Dabral, Group Chief Creative Officer & Vice Chairman, Ogilvy India: Ajay did some excellent work in his decade long innings in Ogilvy Delhi. I'd like to thank him for building a great team and wish him all the best for all his future endeavours.

Piyush Pandey, Executive Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy South Asia: Ajay is looking for life beyond advertising and for that reason, I cannot stop him just like I couldn’t stop Abhijit. If Abhijit was going to another agency, I wouldn’t have let him go. Everyone has a dream and unfortunately, I can’t fulfil that dream. He has done a stellar job and I am very proud of him.  He worked very closely with me and I will miss him. He is a very dear friend.

Ajay’s successor will be announced shortly.

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