Amit Nandwani has signed on at Cheil India as National Creative Director. Nandwani joins the agency from Leo Burnett Delhi were he was ECD and Head of Content. In his new role he will lead the creative output on the new businesses of the agency.
He will report to Vikash Chemjong, CCO, Cheil India and will closely work with Neeraj Bassi, Chief Growth officer, Cheil India.
With a career spanning over two decades in advertising, Nandwani has worked with leading agencies like Ogilvy, McCann Worldgroup, DDB Mudra, Brand David and Leo Burnett where he spent over nine years. Nandwani’s portfolio of work includes popular campaigns on iconic brands like Limca, Maaza, RimZim, Iodex, Amazon, Ola, Star Sports, Videocon, Fortis, SBI Card, and Car Dekho, to name a few.
Nandwani has had a perennial presence on the awards circuit, with over 40 metals and 60 nominations at prestigious award shows like Cannes, One Show, Clio, LIA, Adfest, Spikes Asia, Goafest and Fast Company World-Changing Ideas Awards to his name. He also wears the hat of a director, having directed over 20 TV commercials for popular brands like Amazon, Ola, Car Dekho, and ACKO Insurance.
“Amit is a creative powerhouse – a strategic thinker, an ideas guy, a great writer (of course) and also a very good film director! We’re really, really glad to have him here at Cheil and am sure that very soon, our clients will feel the same way we do,” said Chemjong.
Nandwani said: “I am thrilled to join Cheil as the agency is on an exciting transformation path. Having already acquired a repertoire of marquee clients such as MG Motors, JK Tyres, Asics and UNICEF, Cheil has big plans to further grow its business. And it’s an honour to lead the creative charge on this incredible journey. With Neeraj, Vikash and Sanjeev, I look forward to shaping the creative culture of the agency and take it to greater heights on the back of some ground-breaking work.”
Sanjeev Jasani, COO, Cheil India, said, “At Cheil, our ambition seeks to create the perfect blend of technology and creativity. Amit’s appointment marks a momentous juncture where Cheil stands today. With Amit’s help, we will focus on and drive creativity in all our work.”