Dentsu India has appointed Arjuna Gaur as Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Webchutney & dentsuMB. Dentsu Webchutney & dentsuMB are part of dentsu Creative India that brings together some of India’s best capabilities across creative, digital & PR under one umbrella.
In his new role, Gaur will work towards expanding the creative mandate for both the agencies. He will lead creative thought leadership across the network and combine the expertise of Dentsu Webchutney & dentsuMB to deliver future-forward creative solutions for clients. Gaur will report into Ajay Gahlaut, Group Chief Creative Officer India (GCCO), dentsu Creative India.
With more than 16 years of experience, Gaur has won over 40 national and international awards. Prior to this, he has held creative leadership roles at agencies like Leo Burnett India, M&C Saatchi Kuala Lumpur, BBDO India, and Grey. In his professional journey thus far, Gaur has worked with some of the most popular brands worldwide including Coca Cola, Amazon, P&G, PepsiCo, Wrigley’s, Celcom, Airtel, GE India, HP, Apple, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank and Spotify amongst others. He has also worked with teams that have produced some of the best campaigns of the decade. He has been a filmmaker with Equinox Films; and is a multi-instrumental musician and collector of vintage computer hardware.
Gahlaut said: “It is a privilege to have yet another brilliant creative onboard as part of the team. Arjuna is a rare creative person who is equally adept at traditional and new age media. Apart from being an advertising creative, he is a musician skilled at playing multiple musical instruments. He also restores old computer systems. He has added great value to the brands that he has been associated with. We are looking forward to him significantly raising the creative quality of our output and adding even more value to the solutions that we provide to our clients.”
Gaur said: “The talent and energy of the creative teams at Dentsu Webchutney & dentsuMB are limitless and frankly, a little intimidating. There is no better creative role in the country right now than this.”