Kate Nicholson
Jun 16, 2010

Grey Mumbai hires Karan Rawat as ECD of Art

MUMBAI - Grey Mumbai has hired Karan Rawat as ECD of Art to partner ECD Rohit Malkani.

Grey Mumbai hires Karan Rawat as ECD of Art

This is the first creative hire since national creative directors Amit Akali and Malvika Mehra joined the agency.

Rawat previously worked with Enterprise Nexus (Bates India) for six years as creative director before turning independent creative director. He started his career with McCann Erickson as a visualiser and went on to spend four years with JWT as senior art director.

Among his creative accolades include the prestigious Gold at the Abby for Best Campaign in 2001 as well a Gold and Silver Abby for Best Art Direction in the year 2007. His work on Killer Jeans has won awards since 2002, other campaigns to win awards include those for NECC, Times of India, Smirnoff and Ravissant.

"I am excited to be joining Grey from 1 June and to be working with Malvika, Amit and my copy partner Rohit to make Grey a much sought-after agency and a 'dream place' for creative talent. It’s a great opportunity for me and I am really glad to be part of Grey and to head art for the Mumbai office," said Rawat. 

On Karan’s appointment, Rohit said, "Karan comes in at a critical juncture in Grey's new creative journey and thrust. From the first time I met him I was sure he was the man for the role. He is immensely talented and a wonderful partner to have on board."

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