By Sumanto

Sumanto Chattopadhyay completed MBA from McGill University, Canada and MS in Applied Mathematics from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He then started his career in the creative field of advertising with Response (a Kolkata-based ad agency).

He has been a part of Ogilvy since 1993 and has helped build brands like Dove, Pond’s and Star Plus, successfully relaunched UTI Bank as Axis Bank and helped launch brands like Pro Kabaddi, Maharashtra Tourism and The Economist in India. This, while also contributing to the growth of the Mumbai, Kolkata and Colombo offices of Ogilvy.

Sumanto has won International and National advertising awards year after year at Cannes, the Clios, the One Show, the London Festival, the Abbies and Kyoorius. While his work is consistently recognised, Sumanto has also received many personal accolades. In the course of his career, he has been named Creative Professional of the Year at the Asian Brand Congress and been ranked among the top 10 advertising creative professionals in Asia by Media Magazine and by Campaign Brief Asia.

Sumonto is an eminent adman with a penchant for acting, writing, photography and the Spanish language. He immensely enjoys acting in plays and films whenever he can make the time. He has been part of movies like Piku, Taan and Char Adhyay.