Lunch with BS: A fullstop for now

Madhukar Kamath, chief executive officer and managing director, DDB Mudra Group, is racing against time. The 62-year-old adman, who recently called it quits at the Omnicom-owned agency, has the task of grooming his successors over the next nine months. Post December 2017, Kamath will be free from the trappings of an agency honcho. He says he’ll spend time travelling — something he’s passionate about — the 29 states of India. But the buzz is that the economics graduate from Loyola College, Chennai, who holds a management degree from XLRI, Jamshedpur, has a few aces up his sleeve in terms of new ventures. But Kamath, who began his advertising career four decades ago at Clarion, Kolkata, is not revealing anything yet. “I will save that for later,” he says as we sit down for lunch at The China House restaurant located at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Continue reading “Lunch with BS: A fullstop for now”

DDB Mudra Group Announces Leadership Transition

Madhukar Kamath, Group CEO & MD, DDB Mudra Group, today announced a phased leadership transition for the Group. Effective 1st April 2017, Vineet Gupta, currently the Chief Digital Officer, DDB Mudra Group will be appointed as Group CEO (Designate) and Aditya Kanthy, currently the Chief Strategy Officer, DDB Mudra Group will be appointed as Group Managing Director (Designate). Effective 1st July 2017, Vineet and Aditya will formally take over as Group CEO & Group Managing Director respectively. To facilitate a seamless transition, Madhukar Kamath will continue to work closely with Vineet and Aditya as Executive Chairman of the DDB Mudra Group, till end December, 2017. Continue reading “DDB Mudra Group Announces Leadership Transition”