2019 One Show Design Jury
Regional Chief Creative Officer, MENA
Kalpesh Patankar is Regional Chief Creative Director of VMLY&R, MENA. In 2018 he was named among the top 10 Global Agency Leaders by Adweek. Patankar has been one of the most effective and awarded creatives in the region. He helped create celebrated work for Coca-Cola, Harvey Nichols, Landrover, Colgate and many others.
Before VMLY&R, he led creative in Asia with Saatchi & Saatchi Mumbai and Ogilvy Singapore. At Ogilvy Singapore he worked on DBS, the largest bank in the region, and at Saatchi & Saatchi his work for Ariel made him the No.1 Ranked creative in India and helped the agency become the most awarded in 2000. He has been named among “Creatives to Watch” multiple times and has been instrumental in elevating creative work across the MENA region and leading VMLY&R Dubai to the title of most awarded agency in the region. He is also a member of VMLY&R's Global Creative Council.