Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson India

Bengaluru, India

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" Senthil Kumar is among the top 10 Advertising legends in Asia, Chief Creative Officer of India's largest and most creative network and the youngest Indian in the Campaign Global Powerlist of The World's Most Creative People. " Campaign News.
Senthil's work has won over 300 + international creative awards including: the Yahoo Big Idea Chair, India's First & Second Film Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival, Cannes Lions Campaign Gold Lions & Runner Up Cannes Grand Prix in Press, India's first One Show Gold Pencils in Film, Fim Craft & Film Innovation, the Asia Pacific Adfest Lotus Roots Grand Prix in Film and Film Craft and such other pieces of heavy metal across various brands and categories. Festival News.
" Senthil has written and directed several commercials, music videos and documentaries including the famous Nike Cricket film ; Make Every Yard Count, which was the most awarded film ever from Asia, winning over 50 International Awards including a record 07 Cannes Lions, 03 One Show Gold Pencils and 06 Coveted D&AD pencils in 2015. - Media News
" With an unparalleled personal creative haul of 16 Cannes Lions, including 03 Gold Lions, Senthil Kumar is the most awarded Creative professional from India. "
" First Indian Creative Director to feature on the homepage of YouTube. Independant Writer & Director of TV Commercials, Documentaries, Music Videos, Viral Experiments & Short Film Projects. " - Google
" Only Indian to feature in the prestigious Andy Jury, Voted Chairman of the Film and Integrated Jury : Goafest National Awards & South Asian Regional Awards 2013, 2014, 2105, 2016 & 2017, Cannes Lions 2008 Radio Jury, Clio Miami Beach Festival 2007 Jury. " - Advertising News
Specialties: Ideas, Stories, Films, Advertising, Marketing, Writer, Creative Director, Artist, Designer, Photographer, Illustrator, Travel Writer...


Chief Creative Officer

J. Walter Thompson India
Mumbai, India
December 2015 - Present (1 year 6 months)

National Creative Director : JWT India

J. Walter Thompson Kolkata
Kolkata, India
November 2011 - November 2015 (4 years)
Creative Chief of JWT Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata & Hyderabad along with the role of mentoring ideas and empowering creative talent across all 06 offices of JWT India as National Creative Director.

Global Creative Director

Unilever Team Radiant
November 2010 - December 2014 (4 years 1 month)
On the Unilever front, Senthil’s creative leadership was active across several countries in the emerging markets of Asia, Africa & South America as the Global Creative Director : Unilever Team Radiant.

Executive Creative Director & Chairman India Creative Council

J. Walter Thompson India
Mumbai, India
July 2009 - October 2011 (2 years 3 months)

Creative Group Head : Sri Lanka

Grey Sri Lanka
May 1997 - April 2000 (2 years 11 months)
Grew from Senior Writer at Trikaya Grey Bangalore to Creative Chief at Trikaya Grey Colombo. Was part of the crack team that set up the Grey Sri Lanka Office from 1997 to 2000.


Akshara Advertising
Chennai, India
July 1995 - April 1997 (1 year 9 months)
Trainee Writer to Senior Copywriter

Chief Creative Officer

J. Walter Thompson
Hyderabad, India


The Communications Central
Chennai, India
The Communications Central


BE Mechanical Engineering

Bangalore University
1990 - 1994 (4 years)
Activities and Societies: Merit Final Year Engineering Project : Engine Of Prithvi Missile at HAL, Bangalore. Elected Cultural Secretary MVIT : Bangalore University. Member Rotaract Club of Bangalore.

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