Following FCB Group India’s recently announced restructuring of its creative agencies, FCB Ulka, the flagship agency of the group, led by Nitin Karkare as Vice Chairman, named its elevated C-Suite leadership team.
Kulvinder Ahluwalia will now be Chief Executive Officer, Saad Khan will be Chief Strategy Officer and Keigan Pinto will be Chief Creative Officer. In their previous roles, Ahluwalia, Khan and Pinto were the trio heading the account management, strategic planning and creative at FCB Ulka’s Mumbai office.
“Ulka is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021. It is only appropriate that on this momentous occasion, we start getting the agency ready for the next 60 years. And what better way to do this than recognizing talent from within. Kulvinder, Saad and Keigan have played a key role in building the Mumbai office of FCB Ulka. And I am delighted that they will now lead the agency into the future,” said Karkare.
Ahluwalia, who joined the agency in 1996 as a Management Trainee, as part of Star One – FCB’s comprehensive entry-level program, will take up the helm as CEO. Over the past 25 years, he’s been instrumental in building some of India’s iconic brands.
Pinto has won awards both domestically and internationally, and was listed as a “Blazing Admaker.”
“I believe future readiness starts with talent. Empowering and enabling our best talent to perform at their very best has always been at the heart of my organizational philosophy,” said Rohit Ohri, Chairman & CEO, FCB Group India.
“This elevation of our shining stars makes me truly proud because it embodies the spirit of #talentaboveallelse and is a demonstration of our belief of growing our future leaders from within. This new leadership partnership structure is what will make us future ready and power our creative transformation journey for the next decade and beyond.”