Ajay Verma joins Draftfcb Ulka as chief growth officer

MUMBAI: Ajay Verma has returned to Draftfcb Ulka as the chief growth officer. He will head the business development efforts of Draftfcb Ulka and will work closely with the business heads of the various divisions.

Verma, who has 16 years of experience, started his career in the erstwhile Ulka Advertising way back in 1993 as a young management trainee. He was part of the agency‘s 23 year long running internship training program, Star One.

Apart from Ulka Advertising (Draft FCB Ulka), Verma has also worked with Rediffusion and Percept H on brands including Colgate, HSBC, Cadbury, Tata Motors,, Franklin Templeton, Tata Sky, Amul, Godrej and HPCL.

He has also led the new business efforts at two of his previous positions. Verma also has an entrepreneurial streak in him, having worked as the founding CEO of eBus, India‘s first digital television advertising delivery system.

Draftfcb Ulka executive director and CEO MG Parameswaran said, "We are delighted to have Ajay Verma back. He was one of our brightest Star One recruits. He brings with him a great amount of energy and excitement that is vitally needed to drive the growth ambitions of the Group. Ajay will work across various verticals helping us leverage our great strengths as well as open new opportunities for the various offerings of the agency. We have been often called a very quiet, shy agency. The addition of Ajay to the senior management team is a step in correcting this impression."

Verma said, "I loved the thrill of working in a fast evolving Internet Technology industry, but I was missing the fun and excitement of working in a large agency network. It‘s a special feeling to be entrusted this critical role at Draftfcb Ulka - a company where I not only started my career, but also a place for which I have always had a great amount of respect and regard."

Draftfcb Ulka Advertising is a member of the Draftfcb Ulka Group, India‘s third largest marketing communication group with over 200 clients, 850 professionals working across eight offices in seven cities, covering a diverse spectrum of services including advertising, media, digital, direct, analytics, brand consulting, and activation/brand experience.

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