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Indy Selvarajah
Global CCO
Ketchum

LONDON, UK // Born on the rock of Gibraltar. Sri Lankan / Malaysian blood. British by design.

Indy Selvarajah is an award-winning Chief Creative Officer with 12 years’ experience across a multitude of creative industries.

A creative polymath, Indy started his career as an artist showing work at institutions including The Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, Barbican and Whitney Museum of American Art in NY.

He then wrote a TV show for Channel 4, produced by Charlie Brooker, which won a Guardian Top 50 TV Show of the year.

Next Indy moved into Advertising where he wrote and created award-winning work including Seasonal Runner with Frederic Planchon, Center Parcs Bears and the Thierry Henry Sky Sports film which was the most viewed advert in 24hrs in facebook history with 21 million views. It was also the 3rd most watched ad in the world that week.

Then he moved into the PR world working at agencies including Weber Shandwick and Edelman Deportivo where he created Fathers Day Taken for Dove Men, a campaign honouring Black men killed by police brutality in the US. And now at Ketchum London where he created The Pain Museum for Bodyform.

His most recent work is Adobe’s Love the Journey, featuring a love letter by Little Simz to her mum. The film, produced by Caviar Pictures, was Ad of Day across Campaign, Adweek Europe, LBB, The Drum and David Reviews – a first for a PR agency.

Along the way he has won at Eurobest, D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, PR Week, Clio, Creative Review and has been on the jury for the One Show, British Arrows, PR Week, Campaign and talks for Huffington Post, Channel 4, Cannes, Dubai Lynx and BFI.

Finally, and most importantly, in 2015 he set up www.8AndRising.com . An initiative to get more young people of colour into the creative industries. To date, the scheme has spoken to over 800 young people.

www.workbyindy.com