Mumbai: Continuing with the series of senior-level appointments, the Dentsu India Group today announced two key appointments. Harjot Singh Narang has been appointed Branch Head – Delhi for Dentsu Marcom. Amit Wadhwa joins Delhi-based Dentsu Creative Impact as Senior Vice President, Dentsu Creative Impact.
Harjot Narang joins from Leo Burnett where as Unit Business Head, he was responsible for overall operations and a team of 60 people in four offices across the country. At Dentsu Marcom, Harjot will be branch head for Delhi and will be responsible for growing the client base.
Prior to joining Dentsu, Amit Wadhwa was Business Unit Head at Leo Burnett, Delhi handling communication duties for Bacardi, Kohler, Indian Express and Coke Studio. At Dentsu Creative Impact, his key priority will be to partner the account management, creative and planning teams to deliver high quality creative across brands.
Commenting on the new appointments Rohit Ohri, Executive Chairman, Dentsu India Group said, “At Dentsu India, we are strengthening our teams across our agencies. Seasoned professionals like Harjot and Amit bring on board diverse category knowledge, strong brand capability and a passion for creative excellence. Both are excellent cross-functional team managers. I see their skills help us deliver the best integrated communication solutions for our clients. I am delighted to welcome both, Harjot and Amit to Team Dentsu India!”
On being part of Dentsu Marcom, Harjot Singh Narang said, “For me the excitement to join Dentsu, comes as much from the positive energy that Rohit Ohri brings with him as from the clear vision that was shared with me in the discussion that led to this move. Dentsu is clearly looking to invest in and sustainably grow their position in the Indian market and that makes it the best place to be for any professional in this industry.”
On joining Team Dentsu, Amit Wadhwa said, “The decision to join Dentsu wasn’t really a tough one! Worldwide, Dentsu is amongst the top-most communication groups. Also in India there is a new focus and excitement about the group, a belief that got strengthened when I heard its India plans. Also I believe that the joy of a successful journey is doubled when you are a part of it from the very beginning. Besides that, my role and an interesting brand mix made joining Dentsu Creative Impact even more tempting. I’m looking forward to working with the team and being part of some interesting and effective brand work.”
An economics major from The Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and management post-graduate from IMI, Delhi, Harjot Singh Narang began his career with an intensive 3-year, grass-roots experience at garments’ export, managing a printing press and a travel agency. He soon gravitated to advertising and over the next 14 years, worked with leading marketing communications organizations like Ogilvy & Mather, JWT and Leo Burnett in various capacities in account management. His journey from being a member of dynamic teams to managing and leading large teams has seen him work on categories as diverse as soft drinks, snack foods, insurance, consumer electronics and telecom. Some of the brands he has worked on include Coca Cola India, Pepsico India (Flavoured Beverages & Foods Divisions), GSK, Uninor, Hutch, Nokia, SBI Life Insurance, Radio Today, Nikon India, Sony India, Samsung India and Frito Lay India to name a few. He was an integral part of the team that pushed brand Thums Up to new heights through the Thums Up Challenge initiative and he spearheaded the launch and evolution of Mountain Dew in India
Amit Wadhwa started his career in marketing communications in Mumbai with Pathfinders (the Research wing of Lowe) and later relocated to Delhi and moved onto mainstream advertising. Over his years in the business, Amit has worked in various agencies including Lowe, Mudra, Bates Enterprise (then Enterprise Nexus), JWT and Leo Burnett. His experience spans various sectors and brands. Some of the key brands that he has worked on are Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Mirinda, Slice, Bacardi, Joyco confectionary, Timejobs.com, Timematri.com, Kohler and Indian Express. Besides this, he has, for a large part of his career, worked on automobiles brands such as Maruti Suzuki, General Motors and Yamaha. Academically, Amit has done most of his schooling from Chandigarh. He completed his academic journey with an MBA from Goa University before moving onto the rigor of professional life.