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Sanjay Thapar

Sanjay has over 3 decades experience covering Retail, Advertising and Publishing.

After completing his Masters in Business Administration from IIM Lucknow, Sanjay commenced his career in Retail working for Bata India and RAMMS a specialist Retail Marketing Agency.

He moved across to advertising starting as Branch head of Mudra Communications before joining Ogilvy & Mather [O&M] Calcutta.

He moved up the ranks quickly with his impressive performance and consistent growth and was appointed Group President for O&M North & East Regions. He was also invited to be a Member of O&M India Board. Under Sanjay’s leadership O&M grew above industry growth rate and won significant new business and a host of awards. After 14 years with Ogilvy, he joined Bates India as Group CEO and turned the agency around from a loss making entity to one generating profits and retaining clients.

Sanjay left the advertising industry in 2014 to join the publishing sector first as CEO of a new Joint Venture between Living Media India [LMI] & Hearst Corporation USA and subsequently as Business Head for Events & Marketing Solutions at Hindustan Times Media Ltd.