Samrat Bedi takes over as Gozoop India CEO

Samrat Bedi takes over as Gozoop India CEO

Bedi previously led Ogilvy’s 82.5 Communications as president.

Samrat Bedi

Mumbai: Gozoop Group has announced the appointment of Samrat Bedi as chief executive officer of Gozoop Group in India. He will be based in Mumbai and will report to the board of Gozoop Group.

In this role, Bedi will spearhead Gozoop’s business operations and leadership team in India. "He will be responsible for carrying forward Gozoop’s legacy of helping brands achieve scale and success via a holistic communication approach," said the marketing company in a statement on Tuesday.

“In Samrat we have a rare blend of a leader who has a strong growth orientation and a spirited people-first approach. Samrat is a leader who we believe will drive Gozoop India’s vision," said Gozoop Group chairman and co-founder Rohan Bhansali. "I am confident that his experience and leadership in nurturing brands, teams and creative minds will take Gozoop forward on its glorious journey.”

Bedi previously led Ogilvy’s 82.5 Communications as president and brings to Gozoop over two decades of rich experience and industry understanding.

“Gozoop is known to have redefined the agency model for a connected world, where digital and traditional advertising work seamlessly under one roof," said Gozoop Group global CEO and co-founder Ahmed Aftab Naqvi. "Samrat’s unique skill sets and experience will not just consolidate that position but keep redefining it as we build Gozoop into a creative powerhouse.”

Bedi has successfully launched and grown brands like Bisleri, Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund, Piaggio Vehicles - Vespa & Aprilia, Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian Super League (ISL), Cadbury Bournville, Cadbury Silk, PayPal, Mattel (Barbie and Fisher-Price), Taj Hotels, Tata Sky, Cipla, World Gold Council, among others. He has also received several awards for conceptualizing and executing integrated campaigns.

“I am elated to take ahead the legacy that Ahmed and Rohan have built over the years. Their deep understanding about brands and businesses in a modern age has helped build Gozoop be the independent and homegrown integrated agency it is today," commented Samrat Bedi. "I look forward to working with a group of passionate leaders at Gozoop to build brands of the future and create work that will be outstanding.”