OAA Jury 2022

Jury Chairman

Santosh Padhi (PADDY)

Chief Creative Officer
Weiden+Kennedy India
Santosh Padhi, or 'Paddy', as he is popularly known, has had a highly distinguished career in advertising spanning 25+ years. An art

Jury Members

Tarun Jha

Head of Marketing
As Head of Marketing at ŠKODA AUTO India, Tarun Jha is responsible for Brand and Product Strategy, Communications, Media, Digital, Customer Experience, Retail

Anand Dubey

Head – Marketing
Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services
Anand is a marketing professional with over 25 years of rich experience in building and nurturing Indian & MNC brands. He has been successful in creating brand

Sidheshwar Sharma

An accomplished Marketing professional with over eighteen years’ experience, Sidheshwar has experience across multi sector brand businesses and managing a profitable P&L. His work

Jaikishin Chhaproo

Head Media & PR
An astute Mar-com professional with 25+ years of experience - panning FMCG, Telecom, Broadcast, E-commerce in India & Middle East Markets, Jaikishin is

Ashish Morone

Senior Vice President and Head - Marketing Communications
Ashish Morone is a passionate marketer with over 22 years of experience. He believes in investing in brand building with a very sharp focus on the consumer as a centre point. He is very keen on digital transformation in marketing and is keenly involved in data led digital marketing to drive end-to-end business with no human intervention. 

Kumar Gaurav

SVP & Head of Marketing Communications
IndusInd Bank Ltd (BFIL)
Kumar Gaurav is a marketing expert with experience of over two decades. He has spearheaded an array of marketing initiatives across diverse brands and sectors, ranging from FMCG and Telecom to Lifestyle and Financial Services. He has mastered customer-centric innovation and strategic communication.    At IndusInd Bank,

Rohit Markanday

Dy. General Manager Trade Marketing
Adani Wilmar Ltd
A sales, advertising and marketing professional with experience of 22+ years, Rohit started his career as a sales professional in LT Foods Ltd, which has Daawat Basmati Rice as its flagship brand with market leadership position in the Delhi NCR region. He then moved on to the marketing and branding dept in the same organisation, where he

Basant Rathore

Sr VP - Strategic Planning, Brand & Business Development
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
A seasoned professional, Basant Rathore is the Senior VP, Strategic Planning, Brand and Business Development at Jagran Prakashan Ltd. In his earlier stint in Media Planning, he has worked at media agencies like Ogilvy, Mudra, Mindshare and Madison where he planned and bought media for leading brands across diverse categories, ranging from

Jignesh Dawda

Vice President - Marketing
IDFC Asset Management Company

Ruchika Gupta

Head of Marketing
Beam Suntory India
Among the youngest marketing top talents in Indian alco-bev currently, Ruchika brings over 15 years of experience working at some of the finest and diverse corporate firms. A consumer behavior and lifestyle expert, Ruchika is

Nikhil Mathur

Head of Marketing
India TV
Nikhil is a seasoned professional with 15 years of extensive experience in marketing, brand and events. He has been instrumental in establishing many brands in the news-media industry. He has successfully conceptualized and organized various televised and non-televised events, branded content solutions, and marketing plans in addition to

Dhruv Kathuria

Marketing Manager
Media and Alliance at McDonald's
An experienced markting professional, Dhruv comes with almost 16 years in various categories which gave him a magnitude of exposure to the working intricacies of business management and how to adapt to changing working environments.   Currently he handles the North and East markets of Mc Donald’s, which has given him

Abhinav Sharan

Assistant Vice President – Head of Retail Marketing and Visual Merchandising
Bata India Pvt Ltd
Abhinav is an experienced  marketing professional with 15 plus years of experience working with top MNCs such a Bata, Panasonic, Nokia, Microsoft, Pernod Richard and LG Electronics.  Abhinav is an alumnus of IIM-Indore, and has also completed his postgraduate certification From MICA. He joined Bata after a stint of around 4.8 years in

Pramod Patil

Vice President and Head of Media
Kotak Mahindra Group
Pramod Patil is part of the marketing team at Kotak Mahindra Bank and manages the media strategy for the Group.     In his current role, he is responsible for planning media strategy, efficient buying of media inventory for campaigns across the Group and across media, and ensuring timely and error-free execution.

Pallavi Nayak

OnMobile (Director – Marketing & Communications)
ONMO (Global & Head of Marketing)
Pallavi Nayak is an accomplished brand strategist and marketing specialist with over a decade’s experience operating across Gaming and Entertainment, E-commerce (Food Tech), FMCG (Alco-Bev), and Telecom industries. Consumer-focused marketing is her forte and her experience ranges from brand strategy & planning, app-based marketing and

Madhu S Dutta

Head Marketing & GM : Brand, Media & Digital Social
Raymond Ltd
Madhu has over 20 years of experience in branding, marketing, media, digital and communication, specializing in the Fashion & Lifestyle category.    Prior to her current assignment as General Manager & Marketing Head for Raymond Limited, she was the Chief of  Marketing for Pantaloons Fashion & Retail

Sonam Pradhan

Head - Integrated Media & Advertising
Mahindra Rise
With over 16 years rich experience in media and advertising behind her, Sonam is currently heading Integrated Media and Advertising for Mahindra's Automotive Dept.   Some of her major achievements in the past 3 years include the launch of Scorpio N ,Bolero NEO, the All New-THAR, Mahindra XUV700 and Mahindra Electric Vision

Sounak Bhowmick

Country Brand Manager (GO Sport, Desigual & Yoyoso, House of Toys),
Tablez Retail Pvt Ltd.
Sounak is a consumer-focused leader with 15 years of experience in end-to-end integrated marketing communication with a track record of accomplishments, both academically and as an employee. Passionate about building consumer-obsessed brands & scalable businesses that are profitable & have meaning for the consumers, he is currently

Amit Gheji

Head - Marketing
Gulf Oil India
Amit comes with 19+ years of experience in Marketing & Sales in the FMCG and Automotive Lubricants Industries. He has worked in the FMCG sector for 13 years with companies like ITC Ltd., and Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), prior to Gulf Oil India. Amit comes with rich experience in marketing leadership, brand strategy, brand

Deepak Ahuja

Media Strategy and Planning Head
Olx Autos
Deepak is a media agency specialist with a planning and buying career spanning more than two decades. Working with media agencies and having an enriching experience in categories like Automobiles, Mobile Phones, Consumer Durables, Financial Services, Airlines, Luxury, Hotel Industry (Offline & Online), etc. has helped shape him into a strong

Ritu Mittal

Head of Marketing and Digital
Bayer Consumer Health Division in India
Ritu is a passionate brand builder and an experienced business leader with over 17 years of experience.    Through the course of her career, Ritu has worked closely on developing business & brand growth strategies, white space product launches, expansions, and other projects leading multi-functional teams across

Archana Aggarwal

VP - Media
With 25 years of experience behind her, Archana is an accomplished media professional. Prior to Airtel, she was the Country Media Manager at P&G and has done stints with leading agencies like Group M & McCann-Erickson, across key clients like HUL, Kellogg’s, Bajaj Auto, Coca-Cola and many more. She helped launch brands like Airtel

Preetam Patnaik

Head of Consumer Marketing
Continental Coffee (CCL Products India Ltd.)
Mr. Preetam Patnaik isHead of Consumer Marketing of Continental Coffee (CCL Products India Ltd.)one of the leading coffee company with presence across the globe and operating in various coffee businesses including Coffee Exports, Private label manufacturing andContinental Coffee branded coffees   With over 14+ years of

Abhinav Sharma

Category Head - Sport/Electric
Bajaj Auto
An experienced  marketing professional, Abhinav is responsible for proposing, creating & executing brand marketing &communication for the ‘sport’ motorcycling category - domestic market, and subsequently building a Go-to-Market plan to meet business and brand metrics at Bajaj Auto.   He is currently

Murtuza Vapiwala

Head of Marketing
Broker Network
Murtuza comes with rich experience of 20 years working across various industries, and has managed  more than 80 brands across 3 continents in his career. Murtuza has been helping multiple organizations build remarkable brands for almost two decades now.    Prior to his current stint, Murtuza was heading the

Rekha Nahar

General Manager, Marketing
Rekha Nahar leads the marketing for Jockey. She is responsible for overall brand and marketing initiatives for the brand. Prior to Jockey she had a successful stint with MTR Foods Private Limited for over 10 years. She was the founding member of the marketing department at MTR and part of Orkla’s (leading consumer goods company from Norway

Peeyush Bachlaus

Part of Core Leadership, New Paints Business Project team
Aditya Birla Group
Peeyush is  an experienced marketer & a big fan of the outdoors, wheels and music. In his own words is a proud member of teams credited with an innovative approach to brand & product launches, new market creation and setting of a Guinness World Record. His experience includes diverse categories such as Automobiles, FMCG, Telecom &

Vipul Mishra

Head - Strategic Alliance & Brand Partnership
Vipul comes with close to two decades of core consumer marketing experience. He has worked across 5 different industries, namely FMCG, Telecom, Automobile, Fashion Retail and now Fintech industry. He started his career with Unilever where he worked on brands like Knorr and Kissan. He then moved to 3M on sctochbrite brand to work on managing and

Monalisa Mandal

AVP - Marketing & Digital
HT Media
Monalisa is a dynamic marketer with 15+ years of experience in developing and executing marketing and digital strategies across diverse categories such as M&E, Auto, Alcobev & Market Research.   In her current role she is leading the digital transformation in HT Media’s radio vertical by helping the

Nilay Moonje

Creative Head
Sideways Consulting
In his 20-year career Nilay has worked with some of the best people

Rohan Ekbote

General Manager - Media Planning
Rohan is an experienced media professional with 15 years of experience in media planning, campaign amplification and media buying in both digital & traditional media spaces. In his current role he manages the media campaign for brand Vi, ensuring 360 degree campaigns that reach their target audiences as effectively as possible. 

Vinitha Prabhu

Creative Design & Presentation Lead
Cure.fit (Cult.Fit)
Passionate about all things creative and artistic, Vinitha has been using her love for brands to create meaningful marketing campaigns for over a decade now. Vinitha comes with diverse industry experience, covering some of the best global and local brands including BBDO, Tata Tea, Titan, Hanes, Nike, and Puma in India & Thailand! &

Ketan Bharati

VP Global Marketing Operations
Ketan is a result oriented professional who comes with 15 years of experience across Media divisions – Media Strategy, Broadcasting and Product & Revenue Strategy. At TrueCaller, he manages the brand's global marketing operations and his industry experience spans FMCG, Telecom, Entertainment & Broadcasting segments. He has worked

Prajato Guha Thakurta

Founder & CCO
Prajato or ‘Projo’ has worked for around 18 years in some of the country’s top creative agencies like McCann, JWT and DDB Mudra, where he has shaped brands like Barclays, Lee Cooper, Stayfree, Pears, The Economic Times, Smirnoff and Nokia, among others.   His last stint was at Leo Burnett where he drove the

Sachin Kamble

National Creative Director
Leo Burnett
Sachin was born and brought up in the ‘City of Dreams’ - Mumbai. And like a default setting,  he absorbed the city’s spirit and attitude, expressing it in his work for the past 20 years. From transforming businesses to winning awards for them, he has worked very closely with his clients. Sachin has won more than 100