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KALPESH PATANKAR
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KALPESH PATANKAR

VMLY&R

Chief Creative Officer

UAE

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Kalpesh is Chief Creative Officer of VMLY&R, MENA where he was named amongst one of the top 10 Global Agency Leaders by ADWEEK.

Over the past decade Kalpesh has consistently been one of the most effective and awarded creatives in the region. He helped create campaigns such as Coca-Cola “Hello Happiness” as well as celebrated work for Harvey Nichols, Landrover, Colgate and many others. 

Prior to VMLY&R, he was in Asia with Saatchi & Saatchi Mumbai and Ogilvy Singapore. At Saatchi & Saatchi his work “Clips” for Procter and Gamble made him the No.1 Ranked creative in India and the agency to be the most awarded in the year 2000.

Kal has been named as one of the “Creatives to Watch” multiple times. In Cannes Lions, VMLY&R Dubai became Agency of the decade – MEA in 2020.