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Indian Express Power List 2015: Top 10 Ad Gurus

Here are the top 10 Ad Gurus in the list.

The Indian Express presents the most powerful Indians of the year 2015.

Here are the top 10 Ad Gurus:

1. Piyush Pandey

The Executive Chairman and Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather India coined the defining slogan of Modi’s Lok Sabha campaign — ‘Ab ki baar Modi sarkaar’.

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2. Prasoon Joshi

The Chairman of McCann World Group Asia Pacific, Joshi was conferred the Padma Shri this year. He penned the anthem for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

3. R Balakrishnan

The Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Lowe Lintas saw his agency pick up three Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2014.

4. Sam Balsara

The Chairman & Managing Director of Madison World worked along with Team Modi to pull off the biggest political campaign the country has ever seen.

5. Vikram Sakhuja

Global Group Strategy Officer of media investment company GroupM Worldwide since 2014, Sakhuja has consolidated the firm’s presence in India.

6. CVL Srinivas

As CEO of GroupM South Asia, Srini, as he is popularly known, is quietly rewriting the rules of media buying, and reinventing the company.

7. Arvind Sharma


The ex-chairman and CEO for Indian subcontinent at Leo Burnett turned entrepreneur with an e-commerce venture called

8. Prahlad Kakkar

The brand guru, who’s the Advertising Film Director for Genesis Film Production, is known for his memorable campaigns for brands such as Pepsi, Kit Kat and Maggi.

9. Josy Paul

In the last two years, the man behind BBDO India and RMG David has won more awards at Cannes and Spikes Asia than any other creative in India.

10. KV Sridhar


Ex-chief creative officer, South Asia, Leo Burnett, he’s the first senior ad man to move to an all-digital agency and is now Chief Creative Officer at SapientNitro.

First published on: 28-02-2015 at 05:02:10 pm
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