A turn-around leader who has consistently transformed businesses by leveraging the power of strategy and creativity in a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves manner.
Transformed BBDO Singapore
While CEO of BBDO Singapore, I turned the office into a creative and business powerhouse, ranked the 13th best agency office in the world and No. 2 in Asia.
Agency Innovator of the Year
Recognized as the Agency Innovator of the Year 2007 (a worldwide honour) for my contributions as Regional Director (Asia-Pacific) of BBDO.
Exceptional Agency Contributor
Adjudged as an Exceptional Agency Contributor 5 years in a row for leading the P&G business for Asia as the BBDO and Omnicom leader for Asia-Pacific.
Globally trained leader
Attended 3 years of Senior Management Program at Omnicom University (a residential program conducted by Harvard professors) and many Global and Regional summits.
Expert in consumer-led movements
Won 39 awards in 4 years for P&G movements in Asia. Drove the globally-acclaimed Gillette “Women Against Lazy Stubble” and Pantene “Labels Against Women”.
Over 50 Global and Regional awards for Global brands
Led many award winning campaigns for brands like Gillette, Pantene and Ariel detergent and helped win first ever Cannes Glass Lions Grand Prix for Ariel, Cannes Gold, Silver and Bronze for Gillette and Pantene and won several for the same brands in Asia Spikes, Adfest and most importantly effectiveness awards in Asia region at AME and EFFIES.
Set up BBDO India
In 6 weeks and under the pressure of an immediate PepsiCo pitch, I set up BBDO India, putting together talents and office space at breakneck pace. And we won the pitch.
Set up BBDO East Africa
Identified the right talents to lead the office, onboarded them on the high standards expected of BBDO, and transitioned key global clients to the new office.
What They Say
“Sesh was instrumental in building our client partnership with P&G in Asia. A partnership that laid the foundations for some incredibly successful work. Sesh is focused, resilient and drives things through to completion.”
Global P&G Leader, BBDO (2007 to 2017)
“Sesh has been an outstanding partner to me and our business over the years. He is a great partner who is able to guide the agency teams to deliver rich consumer insights, brilliant advertising and digital movements which have created stronger brand and business fundamentals.”
Vice-President, P&G Greater China
“Sesh took up leadership of the all-important Procter and Gamble business and was personally cited in our worldwide review of the BBDO Worldwide network as one of the top leaders of their business around the world.”
Chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, Middle East and Africa (2006 to 2018)
“During his tenure as CEO, BBDO was one of the most creative agencies in Singapore attracting really bright creative talents. Sesh was the driving force of that success, passionate about the work, supportive, approachable and caring for his people. He created the right environment for all of us to succeed together.”
Worldwide Managing Director, Ogilvy
“Sesh is an outstanding leader. I have known him to pick up the phone and talk to another very senior leader and at the same time be able to call an Assistant Brand Manager and talk about details of an upcoming initiative. I have not seen any other agency person be able to do that.”
Brand Building Integrated Communications Manager, P&G
“The best agency head that I have ever worked with.”
Executive Vice President Marketing, GSK Consumer Healthcare
What I Offer
Brand narrative and articulation
Help brands craft new narratives to meet today’s challenges, achieving differentiated articulation covering architecture, equity, purpose, benefits, differentiators, values, brand manifesto, etc. with simple and effective process.
Campaign development process
Streamline the process of creating great work through insights, human truths and creativity to achieve disproportionate ROI in both traditional and digital channels. Proven methods to drive efficiency and effectiveness.
Movement marketing expertise
As the leader of some of the world’s most famous movement marketing cases, I have a proven model to leverage digital and social media to drive growth for your brand.
Deep Asian insights
Having produced globally-acclaimed work for multiple Asian markets such as India, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam, I help businesses understand Asian markets intimately.
Training new leaders
Provide stimulating training for marketers to shape them into leaders. This includes inspiring case studies and strong grounding in the processes by which great work is created.
Managing corporate energy
Have developed a corporate training program on how to maximize INNER energy (Lead with Innergy) to unleash one’s potential and increase productivity, trust, collaboration for driving creative solutions. This is based on over 3 decades of experience in yoga and meditation with practical techniques people can follow to manage inner energy.
WOMEN AGAINST LAZY STUBBLE
Two Silver Lions and an Effectiveness Lion at Cannes Lions
Over 20 international awards overall
Guinness World Record holder for most simultaneous shaves
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Winner of first-ever Glass Lions Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2015
Gold Effectiveness Lion winner at Cannes Lions 2017
Named “World’s Best Marketing Campaign” by Warc in 2017
LABELS AGAINST WOMEN
Viewed over 40 million times on YouTube
Cyber Bronze Lion winner at Cannes Lions 2014
Shared by global media and influencers such as Sheryl Sandberg