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Why Piyush Pandey became the Chief Creative Officer of the biggest advertising agency

The Upbringing

Piyush Pandey was born in the Pink City– Jaipur– of India, in the year 1955. He did his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, then his MA from St Stephen’s College, Delhi. He is a Post Graduate in History from the University of Delhi. He has also played for Ranji Trophy and worked as a tea taster before getting into advertising.


Piyush Pandey, now designated as the chief creative officer (CCO) of Ogilvy, to be in effect from 1st January 2019. He is the iconic advertising veteran, an intellectual asset of India, along with it Piyush Pandey also pronounces about the expansion of Ogilvy, he aims to grow the team of creative council to 20 members, he mentions that his team will have female leaders as well and that he plans on recruiting 20 female creative leaders by the year 2020.

Achievement Timeline of Piyush Pandey

Piyush Pandey has a history of remarkable achievements:

1982 –joined Ogilvy and Mather

1984 – named as the national creative director of Ogilvy and Mather India.

1988 – led the iconic campaign for the national literary mission – “Mile Sur Mera”

2002 – awarded two Gold Lion awards.

2014 – led the 2014 election campaign for BJP

2016 – awarded Padma Shri award.

2018 – honoured with the Lion of St. Mark award.

Piyush Pandey — the ad-man of the nation has worked for brands like — Cadbury Dairy Milk, Asian Paints, Fevicol, Rajasthan Tourism and Gujarat Tourism.

Pandey with Ogilvy

Piyush Pandey is to work in partnership with the global chief executive – John Seifert. The chief executive awaits the approaching creative artwork and is thrilled about the forthcoming experience. John Seifert mentions: “Piyush is a true industry icon who is uniquely suited to lead our global creative efforts. Creativity has and will always be at the heart of the Ogilvy brand and culture. Piyush is the perfect leader to shepherd that legacy as we continue to focus on making brands matter as the leading creative network in the world.” When Piyush Pandey was under charge, Ogilvy was honoured with the country’s first Grand Prix.

Some of the most recognized work of Piyush Pandey