W+K HEAD OF PLANNING LURED TO SAATCHI AUSTRALIA
Saatchi & Saatchi Australia has snared former Wieden + Kennedy Portland’s Head of Planning Sudeep Gohil has joined its senior ranks.
Gohil was also the former global Planning Director of NIKE while at Wieden + Kennedy and returns to Australia after eight years.
Beginning his strategic career at George Patterson in Sydney, after 3 years and tired of working in an agency, Gohil then left to form his own planning consultancy company called Vertigo focusing on youth brands.
His departure from Australia back in 99 was because of an offer he could not refuse. BBH London recruited Gohil to set up its Tokyo office, where after 3 years Gohil then relocated to BBH London to lead pan European planning on it flagship client Levi’s. A true heavyweight in his field, Gohil’s previous client adds weight to this claim, Nike, Starbucks, P&G, Johnnie Walker, Electronic Arts, Millers Brewing, and Sony Play Station.
Says Saatchi & Saatchi Australia CEO, Simone Bartley: “It goes without saying that both Nobby and I are incredibly excited to have Sudeep on board. Sudeep is a rare talent in this market and he will add great value to the agency, our client’s business and brands.”
Previous Head of Strategy Adrian Barrow leaves to head back to the US. His new role is yet to be announced.