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Kainaz Karmakar
Chief Creative Officer
Ogilvy Mumbai

MUMBAI, INDIA // Kainaz is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Mumbai. She believes great ideas can drives business and impact social change.

She has led her team to create globally awarded campaigns like Beauty Tips by Reshma and Savlon Healthy Hands Chalk Sticks.

In 2018, Savlon Healthy Hands campaign won India’s first Grand Prix for Creative Effectiveness at Cannes Lions. Her work has won Cannes Golds, One Show Gold, Clio, D&AD, D&AD IMPACT for Government engagement, Humanitarian work and Education, Spikes, and AMES. She has led some powerful campaigns for gender sensitivity and brought home a CANNES GLASS LION.

In India, she has won two Laadli Awards, given to communication that empowers women. She is one of the founding members of The Collective in India. A committee of senior women industry leaders, creating a safe work environment for women in advertising.

Kainaz believes her work partnership with Harshad Rajadhyaksha is more precious than any award.

She has been invited to teach THE CRAFT OF WRITING at the India branch of THE MIAMI AD SCHOOL.

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