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Management

SAM BALSARA

Chairman and Managing Director, Madison World

The Economic Times Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner ranks Sam as “India’s Most Influential Media Person” for the last 10 consecutive years. Sam is also the recipient of the Advertising Agencies Association of India’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ad Club of Kolkata’s Hall of Fame Award. Sam was also featured in Campaign’s Global Power List 2010.

Sam is currently the head of the completely Indian owned Madison World, which has 26 units across 11 specialized functions in Advertising, Media, Business Analytics, Outdoor, Activation Events, PR, Retail, Entertainment, Mobile and Sports. Over the past 27 years, Madison has grown to become a Rs. 37 billion+ company, employing over 1,000 communication experts, with offices in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Sam has over 40 years experience in Marketing, Advertising and Media with bluechip companies like Sarabhai, Cadbury, Contract (WPP), Mudra and Madison, of which the last 27 years have been entrepreneurial.

Madison World handles blue chip clients like Godrej, Mondelez (Cadbury), ITC, Marico, Raymond, McDonald’s,  Snapdeal and many others.

Contact Sam at:
Madison World,
349, Business Point,
Western Express Highway,
Andheri (East),
MUMBAI - 400069
Tel: +91 - 22 - 66401500
Fax: +91 - 22 - 66750414
sam@madisonindia.com
VIKRAM SAKHUJA

Partner & Group CEO Madison Media & OOH

An IIT Delhi and IIM Kolkata alumni, Vikram is no stranger to the Indian advertising and media world. He has over 28 years experience in Marketing (P&G, Coca Cola), Media (Star TV) and Advertising (Group M, Maxus). Some of his Previous positions include, Global CEO, Maxus Worldwide based in New York, Group Strategic Director, Group M, London, Managing Director/CEO, Mindshare, South Asia.

He has been the Chairman of FICCI’s Advertising & Marketing Committee in 2012-13 and served on several industry Boards like BARC, ABC, AAAI, RSCI. He has spoken at Harvard, World Economic Forum, Festival of Media and Ad Asia.

He has been voted 2nd Most Influential Person in Media by the Economic Times Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner over the years and has been Voted Media Person of The Year at the 2006 India Brand Summit.

He has been on the shortlist thrice for Impact Person of the Year and was also part of Mumbai’s 50 most influential people in Mumbai by DNA in 2007.

Contact Vikram at:
Madison World,
349, Business Point,
Western Express Highway,
Andheri East,
MUMBAI - 400069
Tel: + 91 - 22 - 66401500
Fax: + 91 - 22 - 66750417
vikram.sakhuja@madisonindia.com
RAJ NAIR

CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Madison BMB

Raj has over 24 years of experience creating extremely memorable, hard-working, award-winning advertising on brands like Ceat as Copywriter at HTA, and on HSBC, Shoppers Stop, Cadbury (Celebrations, Eclairs, Halls), NIIT, Asian Paints (Royale, Play and Tractor) as Regional Creative Director at Contract and on Hypercity, cartrade.com, Jiyo Parsi, Amul Innerwear at Madison BMB to name just a few.

He has to his credit over 250 awards at international and Indian award shows as writer and Creative Director.

He has also been on the Jury of of several award shows, Abby Print Craft Jury Chair, 2016, Abby Jury Member, multiple years, New York Festivals TV Jury, 2006 and Cannes Lions Direct Jury 2011.

Contact Raj at:

Madison BMB
G3 Corporate Centre,
Andheri Kurla Road,
Andheri (E) MUMBAI 400 059.

Tel: +91- 22 - 61771500 / 67102035
Fax: +91- 22 - 67102037
raj@madisonbmb.com
PARESH CHAUDHRY

Chief Executive Officer, Madison PR

Paresh has over 24 years of Brand Communication & Reputation Management experience across  Industries & key global markets. He has been a business communication professional with Reliance Industries, Hindustan Unilever, Smith Kline Beecham , Ranbaxy  &  Wockhardt. Paresh's last assignment was as  Group President -Corporate Communications, Reliance Industries, reporting to  Mr.  Mukesh Ambani.  Prior to Reliance, he was Head of Communications at HUL & Communications Leader, Unilever South Asia.  From building the Corporate  Brand of  Ranbaxy in N America, Europe & India, to aligning regional communication country teams to bring alive “the transition to one Unilever brand" and driving the  Corporate name change from "HLL" to "HUL", to putting together systems & processes for effective global (internal & external) communications at RIL, Paresh has experience and expertise in all areas of Corporate Communications.

An MBA (Marketing) with a Public affairs diploma from Hong Kong University, Paresh is the founder President of the "Indian Forum Of  Corporate Communicators" (IFCC). 

Contact Paresh at:
3 rd Flr,
349, Business Point,
Western Express Highway,
Andheri East,
MUMBAI - 400 069
Tel: + 91 - 22 - 66750416
Fax: + 91 - 22 - 66750414
paresh.chaudhry@madisonpr.in
DARSHANA BHALLA

CEO, MATES

Management Graduate from Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies 18 years of experience across Indian Express Newspapers, Sony Entertainment Television. Also started a company called TeamWorks fp&e for entertainment - associated advertising (which has had the opportunities to work with film projects like Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Naa, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... etc.). This company is a part of the JV which formed MATES.

Contact Darshana at:
MATES
303 VIP Plaza,
Off Andheri Link Road,
B7 Veera Industrial Estate,
Andheri (West),
MUMBAI - 400053
Tel: + 91 - 22 - 66841000
Fax: + 91 - 22 - 66841012
darshana@matesindia.com
SOUMITRA BHATTACHARYYA

CEO, Madison OOH

Soumitra has over 25 years of experience and has been a successful CEO for a considerable period of time. He honored in English and went on to complete a management development program on rural marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur.  A grassroots marketing person with the ability to fit into any culture and situation, he is a team builder, a facilitator and above all, a guide to the multitude of people who have formed his team at Nestle, Shaw Wallace, Xerox, Metro-Media Technologies USA and Laqshya. Soumitra was the CEO of MOMS for over 6 years before he decided to take a sabbatical, and this is Soumitra’s second stint at Madison. Currently he is heading Madison’s Out of Home Group. Constant seeker and sharer of knowledge, Soumitra has been through numerous programs in his career span.

Contact Soumitra at:
MG3 Corporate Centre, 
Andheri Kurla Road, 
Andheri (E),  
MUMBAI 400 069
Tel: + 91-22-61771500
Fax: + 91-22-67102038
soumitra.b@madisonindia.com
LARA BALSARA VAJIFDAR

Executive Director, Madison World

Lara has done her Masters in Marketing from UK and is responsible for diversification into unexplored areas of communication. She has been working in Madison for the last 10 years in various functions and has been instrumental in diversifying the group into newer areas of Communication. She is also in charge of organization building.

Contact Lara at:
Madison World
349 Business Point,
Western Express Highway,
Andheri East,
Mumbai - 400069
Tel: + 91-22-66401500
Fax: + 91-22-66750414
lara@madisonindia.com
RSR Murthy

CFO, Madison World

RSR Murthy is a Chartered Accountant and associated with Madison World as the Group CFO since June, 2008. He carries a rich experience of over 30 years in finance and Project Management in various industries like Engineering, Steel, Chemicals and Textiles, in India and abroad. In his previous assignments, he worked for BHEL, Ferro Alloys Corporation, Raymond, Indo Count, Kewalram Indonesia and Alkyl Amines. He has been instrumental in strengthening the various Finance, Commercial and Legal processes in Madison World companies. He is keenly interested in the subject of Management and Organizational development and is also a Certified Coach and Mentor.

Contact Murthy at:
Madison World
349 Business Point,
Western Express Highway,
Andheri East,
Mumbai - 400069
Tel: +91- 22 - 40891150
Fax: +91- 22 - 66548340
murthy.rsr@madisonindia.com