MUMBAI: DDB Mudra has roped in Arun Sharma as head of planning, DDB Mudra Delhi. He will report in to DDB Mudra senior vice president Aditya Kanthy.
Arun will be working on the agency’s client roster including Wrigley’s, Bata, Carrier Midea, India Yamaha Motors and Dabur among others.
Arun joins DDB Mudra Delhi from Contract Advertising where he was VP, strategic planning. On joining DDB Mudra, Arun said, “DDB Mudra has a well known culture of planning and it's an opportunity for me to partner Vandana and Aditya in implementing the bold planning vision for the agency."
With over 14 years of experience, Arun has worked on automobiles, telecom, confectionery, education, home appliances and airlines to name a few.
Commenting on Arun’s appointment, DDB Mudra Group, Delhi president Vandana Das said, “I Welcome Arun to the DDB Mudra Group family. He has vast experience across categories and I’m sure with his experience, he would be able to add value to all our current businesses and also towards our new business initiatives.”
Adding to this, DDB Mudra senior VP planning Aditya Kanthy said, “Arun is a bright, ambitious and full of energy - just the kind of person we were looking for to lead our terrific young planners in Delhi. His experience is a good match for our client profile. He should have no trouble easing into our culture. I'm sure he'll enjoy it.”
In his earlier stints with leading agencies like Lowe, Saatchi & Saatchi and Rediffusion Y&R he got the opportunity to work on some of the largest brands in the country like Airtel, Hyundai, and Maruti Suzuki.
Arun also had a two-year stint with ABN Amro Bank, before Contract, where he was one of the key persons responsible for the launch of ABN AMRO Broking, the retail brokerage division of ABN AMRO and managed NRI Banking.