Havas Worldwide India lures Nima Namchu from Cheil to fill chief creative officer role

Nima Namchu.jpgThe man who gave Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid his famous nickname that stuck - The Wall, Nima Namchu is to join Havas Worldwide India from Cheil Worldwide, where he is currently serving as Chief Creative Officer, South West Asia. He is also a part of Cheil's first ever-Global Creative Council instituted early this year.

Prior to Cheil, in his career spanning 22 years, Nima (left) has worked with Contract Advertising, McCann Erickson, Publicis India, Capital Advertising, TBWA Anthem and Sista's. And has worked on brands such as Domino's Pizza, MasterCard, Nescafe, NIIT, Thums Up, LG, Sony, Samsung, HP, XBOX, Dabur, Perfetti, Halonix, Teacher's Whiskey, Del Monte Juice, Reebok among many others.
Along the way, he has won recognition at the Cannes Lions, the One Show, the Clios, Spikes, AdFest and at award shows in India.

He replaces Satbir Singh, who resigned from the managing partner and chief creative officer role to join FCB Ulka in January.
Sharing the news, Nirmalya Sen, Chief Executive Officer, Havas Worldwide India said: "I am delighted to confirm Nima's coming on board as our new Chief Creative Officer. Seen by his clients as a great ally with deep involvement in the growth of their brands and by his colleagues as an inspiring leader, Nima is just the kind of creative leader we need. Equally adept at solutions across new and traditional media, Nima will play a defining role in our attempt to be the most progressive communications brand in the country. "

Namchu said: "From the moment I met Nirmalya (and later, Juan Rocamora), I realised these guys were speaking my language - about being totally solutions focused, being integrated in the true sense of the word and creating work we can all be proud of. I'm terribly excited and can't wait to jump in and join the folks in the Havas Village."

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