Kainaz Karmakar

Kainaz Karmakar

Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India

Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy India and Cat Mom.


I have led my team to win over 40 awards at global award shows - CANNES GOLDS, ONE SHOW GOLD, ONE SHOW ASIA, D&AD WHITE PENCIL, SPIKES, LIA, D&AD IMPACT, for education and humanitarian work, D&AD IMPACT for Government Engagement, the coveted CANNES GLASS LION and Asia’s first CANNES GRAND PRIX for CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS.


In the Cannes Creativity Report of the Decade published in 2020, work created by my team for ITC Savlon’s Healthy Hands Chalk Sticks, was featured as ‘Iconic Work of the Decade.’


My jury experience includes Spikes, One Show Asia, One Show, D&AD, Clio, Cannes and ADC.
I taught the craft of writing to young advertising students and enjoyed it immensely.
I love advertising because of what it is and because of my unshakable partnership with Harshad Rajadhyaksha.


If you ask me to describe my work in one word, I would say, “brave”