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Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar

Chief Creative Officer (CCO) at Contract Advertising. Described as a new age creative thinker, Sagar Mahabaleshwarkar has over 28 years of experience in leading advertising agencies in India and abroad. Beginning his professional journey as a designer with Design Core India in 1990, Mahabaleshwarkar transitioned to advertising in 1992 when he joined O&M as a senior group creative director.

He served with O&M for 15 years before moving to Rediffusion Y&R in 2007. In 2010, he shifted to Bates where he continued to excel in his field. Over the course of his career, he has been the recipient of numerous accolades including Gold, Silver & Bronze Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, D&AD, Abbys, Effies and the Yahoo Big Idea Chair.

Sagar has a deep understanding of digital and technology and has built integrated teams in his earlier roles. He believes that the future lies in the intersection of these two fields. He has worked with brands such as Asian Paints, Bata, Wipro, LUX, Samsung, and Adidas, among others.

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