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Kainaz Karmakar

Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India


Kainaz is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy India.
She believes great ideas can drive business and impact social change.
Her passion for purpose-led work has been recognised by clients and juries.

She has led her team to win over 40 Global Metals - CANNES GOLDS, ONE SHOW GOLD, ONE SHOW ASIA, D&AD WHITE PENCIL, SPIKES, D&AD IMPACT, for education and humanitarian work, the coveted CANNES GLASS LION and Asia’s first CANNES GRAND PRIX for CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS.

In the Cannes Creativity Report of the Decade published in 2020, her brand ITC Savlon’s Healthy Hands Chalk Sticks, features as ‘Iconic Work of the Decade.’

She has been a jury member at Spikes, One Show Asia, Clio and ADC.
She has taught the craft of writing to young advertising students.
She loves coming to work because of her unshakable partnership with Harshad Rajadhyaksha and because she believes creativity can solve anything.

Kainaz enjoys working hard, she likes being kind and she loves to see her people shine.
If you ask her to describe her work, she would say, “Brave.”

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