Piyush Pandey started life as a professional cricketer and tea taster, before putting away the tea cups and hanging up his ball-guards to join Ogilvy Mumbai. He became NCD of Ogilvy India in 1994 and was inducted on Ogilvy’s Worldwide Board in 2006.
Piyush was voted the most influential advertising man in India by Economic Times, the leading business daily, 10 years in row. He was the first Asian to be the President of the Cannes Jury for Film, Press and Outdoor in 2004. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by AAAI in India in 2010 and Clio in 2012. He is the only Indian to have won three Grand Prizes at LIAA. His Fevikwik adhesive commercial was voted ‘commercial of century’ in 2000 and his work on Cadbury, Campaign of the century. Most recently, he worked on a campaign that brought the new Prime Minister to power in India.
Under his leadership, Ogilvy India remains the most awarded creative and effectiveness agency- including over 47 Cannes Lions.