2017 One Show Cross-Platform Jury

Ravi Deshpande

Chair/ Founder

Whyness Worldwide


One of the leading advocates for creativity in the Indian and global advertising worlds, Ravi Deshpande is today the Founder and Chairman of Whyness Worldwide, a company that creates brand relationships through the combination of human insights, creativity, design, data and technology. In 2011, Ravi co-founded, in Mumbai, Ecole Intuit Lab, a French school of graphic design and visual communication and now one of India's design and digital thinking schools. This unique integration of the professional and academic fields opens up fresh possibilities for ideas and talent.

Prior to Whyness, Ravi was Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Contract India (a WPP company), who he led to being the pre-eminent ad agency in India for several years, winning over 600 creative awards nationally and internationally. He has consistently been a jury member at The One Show, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Adfest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia, The Cup and Clio.

Ravi has been honoured as one of the Six Living Advertising Legends in the last fifty years in India.




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