Cheil India’ Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar moves on

Cheil WW India announced that Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar, Chief Creative Officer has decided to move on from the organisation to pursue new opportunities. Emmanuel Upputuru will be replacing Sagar with effect from October 2018.

An official statement said, “We would like to thank Sagar for his contribution towards building Cheil’s creative reputation and wish him good luck in all his future endeavors.”

Sagar added, “I would like to thank Cheil for giving me the opportunity to lead Cheil’s creative capability. It is endearing to see Cheil’s creative ranking moving up in Top 10. This has been possible because of a committed and talented team and the great work done by them. I would also like to thank all my clients who have always supported us and showed faith in us. Lastly, I would like to wish Emmanuel all the best and hope to see Cheil achieving greater heights.”

With over two decades of experience across the leading advertising agencies in India and Singapore, Sagar has been a part of creative teams that have worked on building strong brands like Samsung, Adidas, Grants, Apollo Munich, Jet Airways, Tata Motors (Nano, Safari, Sumo), Fiat, Colgate, Airtel, Virgin Mobile, Uninor, Ooredoo, Close Up, Amaron Batteries, SBI Life Insurance, Dell, Tata Sky, Taj Hotels, Unilever Teas, Bank of India, Tata AIA Life, ITC (Tobacco), Titan, Neo Sports, Start TV, KBC, Colors, MTV, Kingfisher, Midea, Himalayan water, BP, DELL, Tang, UB Group, Fruit Shoot, etc. Along with building strong brands, he has also won many advertising creative awards including Cannes Lions (Gold, Silver, Bronze), One Show, Clio, D&AD, ABBYs etc. as well as advertising effectiveness awards including the Effies and the Yahoo Big Ideas Chair (twice).

Sagar joined Cheil India in 2015. Prior to this, he had worked with agencies such as Bates CHI&Partners, Rediffusion Y&R and Ogilvy & Mather.


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