Publicis India terminates Ishrath Nawaz

Ishrath Nawaz was recently appointed as the national creative director at Publicis India.

MUMBAI: Publicis India has decided to terminate Ishrath Nawaz following allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Ishrat’s involvement came to light after a Twitter user posted her experience working with him where he would leach and pass sexual comments about his female colleagues on several occasions. 

Publicis India announced his termination on Twitter by stating: “The investigation in relation to Mr. Ishrath Nawaz has been concluded. Mr. Nawaz’s conduct has been found to be violative of Publicis India’s policy. Consequently, Mr. Ishrath Nawaz’s services have been terminated.”

Ishrath Nawaz was recently appointed as the national creative director at Publicis India. 

He joined Publicis India from McCann Worldwide where he was the senior creative director.

Ever since the conversation around #MeToo movement began in India, the advertising industry, that no one would imagine of, seems to have a lot of stories to be told. 

Recently, Dentsu Aegis Network also took  action against four of its top employees after their name surfaced in the #MeToo movement. Soon after, DAN terminated all four employees including Kartik Iyer, Praveen Das, Dinesh Swamy and Bodhisatwa Dasgupta.

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