L&K Saatchi & Saatchi in India has appointed Avinash Jakhalekar as Group Creative Director. He joins the agency from Lowe Lintas and will be based out of Mumbai reporting to Kartik Smetacek, Jt. NCD, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi.
Over the last 14 years, Jakhalekar has worked across Lowe Lintas, Publicis Ambience, DDB Mudra and Network Advertising in various creative roles. After spending three years at Network Advertising, he moved on to DDB Mudra where he managed creatives on brands like Top Gear & Lavasa. That was followed by a stint at Publicis Ambience as Sr. Creative Director.
“Avinash embodies the perfect qualities that I look for in a creative person – equal parts talent, energy and resilience,” said Kartik Smetacek, Jt. NCD, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi.
“We’re thrilled to have him aboard and look forward to him putting his amazing craft and can-do attitude to work on some of our key businesses.”
Jakhalekar added: “It’s an exciting opportunity to be working for an agency that has been making heads turn with its noteworthy work over the past two years. The entrepreneurial spirit within the agency is one of the reasons that made me want to join. I can’t wait to get started and work alongside a fantastic team in producing some great work.”