Soumitra Karnik joins Dentsu India as NCD

MUMBAI: Dentsu India Group has appointed Soumitra Karnik as national creative director.

Karnik joins Dentsu India from his creative consultancy company.

Dentsu India executive chairman Rohit Ohri said, “Soumitra is a truly gifted creative and great leader. He will partner the creative leaders at Dentsu India and me to take our creative product to the next level. Soumitra believes in integrated communication solutions and as a key member of the India leadership team, I see him helping us effectively deliver this core Dentsu belief to our clients.”

On his new role Karnik said, “As far as my role is concerned, my first priority shall be to build a solid network of talented creative teams across Dentsu companies and to create a ‘boredom-less’ and fearless creative culture. I will also partner our clients in developing thought leadership and strategic superiority in their respective markets by the process of collaboration and co-creation.”

“We have pressed the ‘Refresh’ button at Dentsu and are pretty serious about being the very best, both for our clients as well as our own people. We want to be known as a place with a large heart where people with great minds work. And I can certainly promise a lot of action around us in the coming times,” Karnik added.

Karnik brings in over 20 years of experience. Prior to this he has worked with JWT, Delhi. In his over 11 years with JWT, he worked on brands like PepsiCo, Nestle, Hero Honda, Sony, GSK, Congress and Airtel. Among the campaigns he is known for creating include ‘Youngistaan’ for Pepsi, ‘Aamsutra’ for Slice, ‘Yaari ki Gaadi’ for Hero Honda and ‘Dil jo chahe paas laaye’ for Airtel to name a few.

He has also worked with small sized ad agency Pace, Percept, Lintas.

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