FCB Group India restructures senior leaders and elevates Nitin Karkare, Swati Bhattacharya, Robby Mathew and Joe Thaliath

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FCB Group India restructures senior leaders and elevates Nitin Karkare, Swati Bhattacharya, Robby Mathew and Joe Thaliath

FCB Group India has seen an impressive creative transformation over the last four years. It has consistently won awards at global creativity festivals including One Show, Clio, LIA, The Andys, D&AD, Spikes and Cannes.


And on the back of this success, FCB Group India today announces the reorganization of its creative agencies in India, along with key elevations.

In its ‘Never Finished’ pursuit of excellence, the Group announces organizational restructuring with three full-service agency brands in India – FCB Ulka, FCB Interface, and FCB India. These three agencies will be a part of FCB Group India.

“It is imperative for us now, more than ever before, to be able to provide our clients with the strategic direction and creativity they need to navigate the new world we live in today. Our new structure allows for our best people to provide focused and dedicated partnership to our clients; to bring the disruptive creativity, agility, and fluidity that is required today to transform our clients’ businesses and create unmissable brands” said Rohit Ohri, Chairman & CEO, FCB Group India.

With the new three creative agency structure, agency stalwarts Nitin Karkare (pictured bottom left), Swati Bhattacharya (pictured top left), Robby Mathew (pictured top right), and Joe Thaliath (pictured bottom right) will take on more prominent roles. Karkare has 35 years of advertising experience, will take on the role of Vice Chairman at FCB Ulka. Bhattacharya, who became India’s first woman CCO in 2016 when she joined FCB Ulka, has been elevated to Creative Chairperson of FCB India. With over two decades at FCB Interface, Mathew will be have the role of Vice Chairman & CCO at FCB Interface. Thaliath has 30+ years experience with the FCB Group, will be FCB Interface’s, Vice Chairman & CEO.

Rohit Ohri, Chairman & CEO, FCB Group India, said: “Nitin, Swati, Robby, and Joe have been the pillars of the Group. The creative work that Swati and Robby have done over the last four years has made FCB Group India shine brightly on the global creativity firmament. Nitin and Joe have ensured that our creativity was a powerful economic multiplier for our clients. Together, they have scripted our creative transformation story.”

“I believe this new three creative agency structure sets up the Group perfectly to serve our clients better, with sharper focus on their business, and for accelerated growth as we look to our next 60 years in India. It signals the empowerment of our creative leaders and the building of sustainability in our creative transformation journey.”

FCB Group India has also appointed the next level of leadership for each of its agencies. The announcement will follow soon.