Jury - OAA 2024

Jury Chairman

Santosh Padhi (PADDY)

Chief Creative Officer
Weiden+Kennedy India
Popularly known as 'Paddy', Santosh Padhi started his advertising career 25 years back. An art graduate from Mumbai, he started his advertising carrier with DDB followed by Leo Burnett, after 13 years of industry experience he decided to create his own path, culture and approach towards advertising, he co-

Co Jury Chairman

Azazul Haque

Chief Content Officer
Media Monks, India
Azaz is a Chief Creative Officer at Mullen Lintas. He started his career with Lintas Group back in 2001. Since then, he has worked with Bates, Publicis, Lowe, Mudra, McCann and Contract on Brands like Nescafe, Coke, Nestle Maggi, Domino

Jury Members

Aatika Ansari

Pernod Ricard India
Aatika is the Head of Media and Digital at Pernod Ricard India. She is a new age marketer with expertise in developing and implementing consumer first strategies, driving efficiencies through marketing, media process transformation that strengthens brand play amongst the young affluent consumers. Previously she has worked with companies like

Abhinav Sharan

Abhinav Sharan
Abhinav is an experienced  marketing professional with 15 plus years of experience working with top MNCs such as 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

Amit Sinha

General Manager Marketing
PNB MetLife India Insurance
A marketing professional with over two decades of multi-industry experience in Sales,Research, Strategy, Digital Marketing, Customer Experience, Product Marketing & Branding. A strong believer of continuous improvement as it helps me challenge the status -quo & it germinates innovation.   Have had the opportunity to

Anirban Paul Chaudhary

National Marketing Head
Skipper Pipes
Anirban Paul Chaudhary is a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in launching and building major brands in various segments such as FMCG, Telecom, and Home building solutions.   Currently serving as the National Marketing Head at Skipper Pipes

Apurva Sircar

Senior VP and Head – Marketing
Bandhan Bank
Apurva is a Marketing and Business professional with nearly two decades of experience. He has exposure in diverse industries like durables, FMCG, and financial services. Within financial services, Apurva has spent considerable time in

Archana Agarwal

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

Arkaprava Ray

HSBC India
Arkaprava Ray, also known as Arko is a Marketing professional and an innovator having worked globally and across markets in India handling key marketing projects for HSBC in India. He currently heads the Marketing Strategy for HSBC in India and leads a team of senior marketers who provide innovative and disruptive solutions to complex business

Dr Ashish Bajaj

Narayana Health
Dr Ashish Bajaj, CMO, Narayana Health- one of India's largest healthcare groups has experience in working with Consumer goods, Mobility and Healthcare industries. He is an active spokesperson on industry trends, future tech, and MarTech. Dr. Ashish Bajaj has been awarded and acknowledged at various forums, being the first to represent India at

Geetanjali Sachwani

Franklin Tempelton India
An accomplished marketing professional with over 16 years of experience in the financial sector, Geetanjali’s expertise lies in designing marketing strategies, visualizing digital-social media marketing road map, conceptualizing creatives, and business-intelligence driven campaigns by leveraging video, voice and vernacular for an all-

Girish Ahuja

Head of Marketing
H&R Johnson
Girish Ahuja, has overseen the Cult brand 'Milton' along with other notable brands like Treo, Milton ProCook, Spotzero, Euroline, and Claro. With a rich background in marketing, Girish has held significant roles such as CMO at TVS Tyres (now Eurogrip Tyres) and Greaves Cotton Ltd. He also led the Television business for Philips

Goldee Patnaik

CMO, Vice President
Itel Mobile
Over 2 decades of rich experience in driving Brand, Marketing and Corporate Communication functions leading critical roles for Telenor India, Bharti Airtel India, Reliance Communications, Times of India. Spent Important stints with top notch Communication Agency firms like Perfect Relations, Clea PR providing advisory to brands like Godfrey

Jignesh Dawda

IDFC Asset Management Company
Jignesh has over fifteen years of rich experience, spanning Sales and Marketing. He has a strong track-record of crafting innovative and differentiated campaigns, centered on brand building.   Jignesh started his career in the Platinum Credit Card division of American Express, where he focused on sourcing premium credit

Monalisa Mandal

HT Media
Monalisa Mandal boasts over 17 years of extensive experience in marketing across diverse sectors such as Media & Entertainment, Automotive, Alcoholic Beverages, and Market Research. Renowned for driving digital transformation, orchestrating successful product launches, and managing corporate PR, she has left an indelible mark on the industry

Pramod Patil

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.

Ritu Mittal

Head of Marketing and Digital
Bayer Consumer Health, Division in India
Ritu currently heads Marketing and Digital at Bayer Consumer Health Division in India. A transformative, consumer-centric brand builder, she has a track record to deliver consistent double-digit growth across diverse businesses in FMCG, Consumer Health and Tech over close to two decades.   She joined Bayer India in June 2020

Rohan Ekbote

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. 

Saket Agrawal

Saket is a seasoned marketing professional with 15+ years’ experience, having started his career in FCB Ulka’s brand consulting division and building a strong foundation in consumer behaviour, brand strategy, business strategy and brand building through great brand narratives.     Currently, Saket

Shawn Chandy

Chief Marketing Officer
Shawn Chandy serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Paragon, bringing to the role a wealth of experience and a strong focus on driving growth. With over two decades of expertise spanning Marketing, Brand Management, Promotions, and Advertising, Shawn has consistently delivered outstanding results. His distinguished career is underscored by a

Siddharth Anand Jha

Senior General Manager – Marcom
Havells India
Siddharth brings with him over 22 years of marketing expertise, specialising in media management. With notable roles at Havells India, Samsung Group, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Tata Group, he has contributed significantly to brand building and strategic communication. His tenure at Havells, spanning over six years, underscored his adeptness in

Urvashi Arya

Senior Brand Manager
Bausch & Lomb
Holding an MBA from IIM Calcutta, Urvashi has 8 years of experience in strategic marketing and brand management in FMCG companies, primarily in personal care and healthcare space.Currently she is the Senior Brand Manager at Bausch & Lomb, the market leader in the contact lens industry in India. Urvashi spearheads marketing for vision care

Vipul Mishra

Kotak Mahindra Group
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 the Fintech industry. He started his career with Unilever where he worked on brands like Knorr and Kissan. He then moved to 3M on scotch brite brand to work on managing