"Colvyn Harris, Executive Director - Global Growth & Client Development JWT.
Till Feb 2015 was CEO JWT South Asia, India’s largest and most admired agency with an impressive roster of India’s finest and the world’s best brands.
J. Walter Thompson Group comprises JWT, HTA Marketing Services, ADK Fortune, Contract Advertising, and acquired companies: Encompass Events, Hungama Digital Services, Social Wavelength, JWT Mindset.
Armed with a wealth of strategic knowledge, he has championed creative thinking that breaks new ground, and drives business. Under his leadership, JWT India is the most successful agency group, having built a formidable reputation on its professional capabilities across a diverse spectrum of marcom services.
36 years with JWT, diversified categories, on the world’s most successful global brands like PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Microsoft, Nestle, HSBC, Cadbury, Ford, Citibank, GSK, Unilever, BAT, India’s finest brands like Hero, airtel.
Previously, President Contract Advertising - an independent network, and MD JWT Sri Lanka.
Jury member and Chairman of many Industry forums, creative awards - at Cannes Lions 2014 in the Creative Effectiveness category, and speaker at Wharton’s India Economic Forum, London Business School, Spikes Asia 2010, Speaker and Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on India 2011, 2012, and 2014, Member of the World Economic Forum’s Regional Agenda Council on India 2010, Member of Advertising Council of India, Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations (CAAAA) during 2009-2010, as well as being integral in developing the idea, execution for India’s first Brand Summit, Chairman Goafest 2009, and 2010, President AAAI 2010.
JWT made history in 2009 winning 2 Grand Prix's - the most awarded. 2014 the highest ranked Indian agency with a Gunn Report listing at No. 2."