Biraja Swain appointed Chief Growth and Innovation Officer of Neo@Ogilvy India

MUMBAI:Neo@Ogilvy India  has  appointed Biraja Swain as chief growth and innovation officer. Other than leading the Neo Center of Excellence, Biraja will also drive growth and build capability in the mobile space and lead innovation for Ogilvy’s current businesses.

Prior to this role, Biraja was the Digital and Emerging Media lead for OMD’s operations across India & South Asia with over fifteen years of digital media expertise.

Neo@Ogilvy, India president and country head Rajesh Bhatia welcomed Swain with, “I am thrilled to have him as part of our network and I am certain that he will play a leading role in driving business, innovation and growth, not just for Neo, but Ogilvy India as a whole.”

Biraja is well known for his penchant for innovation especially in the field of mobile and among the accolades that he has received include acclaimed awards like Cannes and FOMA. As a founding member of OMG and PhD, he created one of South Asia’s largest digital agency networks from scratch scaling to a team strength of over 250 people with the largest digital advertiser in India (Unilever) on board during his tenure. Under Biraja’s leadership Unilever was awarded “Digital Marketer of the year" and "Mobile Marketer of the Year", for 3 years running across India and APAC respectively.

In his previous role, Biraja was National Director at MEC Interaction (Mediaedge: CIA) where he led the “Digital Strategy” for clients such as Citi, Beiersdorf, Singapore Airlines & Sony Ericsson. His experience includes work at some of the best technology and media setups in India, including Baazee/Ebay India and Smile Technologies/Quasar. He also has extensive experience of working in international markets of Middle East and Africa during his previous stints based out of Dubai.


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