Ritu Sharda joins BBDO India as Senior ECD - Delhi
BBDO India has appointed Ritu Sharda as Senior Executive Creative Director - Delhi. Sharda joins the leadership as part of the team behind globally acclaimed ideas such as Ariel ‘Share the Load’ and Whisper ‘Touch the Pickle’.
In her new role at BBDO India, Sharda will be looking to lead a strong creative team and bring in her creative flavour to existing accounts such as 7Up, Quaker Oats, Mirinda, Zandu, Wrigley’s, SC Johnson and Exxon Mobil. She will also be responsible for leading the creative standards for new businesses based out of Delhi.
Commenting on Sharda’s appointment, Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, said, “We are thrilled to have Ritu Sharda leading the creative culture and product of BBDO in Delhi. Ritu is a transformational artist, poet, writer, social observer, and an internationally recognised builder of big brands. Her sensitivity to the truth and power of advertising as a change agent in society is what makes her super special. Our highly talented Delhi team will benefit greatly from her creative energy and inspired leadership.”
Sharda has worked with an impressive array of brands through her career so far. Prior to joining BBDO India, she led the creative work on brands such as Sony Bravia and HCL in her role as Executive Creative Director at ITSA Brand Innovations. She also marked her directorial debut with films for Sony Bravia. Her creative influence spans agencies such as McCann, Publicis India, DDB Mudra and Contract. Her work and ideas have contributed significantly to brands like Aviva, Coke, HP, Microsoft, MasterCard, Dabur, Samsung, Maggi, HBO, McDonald’s, and Nestle, to name a few. Her campaigns for Maggi and Coke have earned her major acclaim and recognition in the industry. And her diversity of ideas have won major metals and honour at Cannes, Goafest, Effies and One Show.
On joining BBDO India, Sharda said, “I am super excited. I met Josy a couple of months back and it was an absolute delight and things have clicked beautifully from there on. I love the kind of work BBDO is doing. The time, the place, everything feels just right.”