Ryan Menezes has been appointed as the Chief Creative Officer, Percept/H, effective March 1, 2011.
While the crowning glory of his career remains the first Cannes Gold Lion that he won for India, the last 20 years in the industry has found Ryan handling some of the largest and most respected brands in the country which include Reliance Mobile, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Thums Up, Smirnoff, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Philips, BBC and Jet Airways. Prior to this move, Ryan was Executive Creative Director at McCann Erickson India while his earlier stints have been at Ogilvy & Mather, Mudra, Saatchi & Saatchi and Lowe in India and Africa.
At Percept/H, Ryan will be responsible for driving up the creative standards of the agency as well as managing a diverse and impressive boutique of brands across the agency’s seven offices in the country. Ryan’s appointment at Percept/H follows a spate of good developments for the agency like its recent wins of prestigious businesses like Canon Imaging Systems, UIDAI, jewellery brand Asmi & international beer brand Carlsberg.
Significantly, Ryan has been appointed on the jury of the Cannes Cyber Lions for 2011 and his strength and expertise in this domain is sure to sync well with Percept/H’s intent of offering new media solutions to its clients.
Said Mr. Prabhakar Mundkur, Chief Executive Officer, Percept/H, “We are delighted to have Ryan on board. He is one of the best minds in the business and I’m sure his arrival will send very clear signals that Percept/H is ready to make the leap into its next glorious phase. I will also expect him to bring about a culture of creativity while drawing the best talent that is available in the market.”
Commenting on his appointment Ryan S Menezes, Chief Creative Officer, Percept/H said “I joined Percept/H because I believe in what they are trying to do. Not only do they have an extremely focused vision, they also have the energy and the guts to make it happen. I’m confident that this will soon be the agency to watch out for.”
Surely looks like a team to watch out for.