MODE KEY PERSONNEL Details

G. K. Dhawan (Chairman)

The man who founded Mode Advertising & Marketing. M.com, ex-Banker, an ex-Member of the Film Archives, Doordarshan Committee and the ex-President of the Advertising Club, Delhi, and the President of the Lajpat Nagar Neighborhood Association III. Recognition has come to him in fields beyond advertising. Awards and Accolades received include-

  • Best Social Worker Award, 1986 – from the President of India, Late Giani Zail Singh.
  • Hind Rattan Award, 1994 from the Union Minister Shri Tarun Gagoi.
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award, 1995 from the Union Minister Shri Balram Jakar.
  • Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Award, 1995 from the Union Minister Shri R. K. Dhawan.
  • Excellency Award in advertising 1996 from the advertising club, Delhi.
  • Capital Foundation Excellence Awards for 2005 were presented by His Excellency M.M. Jacob, Governor of Meghalaya
  • Patron and Member of The Loomba Foundation in 2011

Janak Dhawan (Managing Director)

A Hindi linguist,  she has written 2 books for Department of Tourism,, Govt of India , “Mata Vaishno Devi & Mathura Vrindavan”  with vast experience in advertising.  She is the guiding force behind the agency’s creative work culture.

Suresh Saraiya (Executive Director)

The legendary Cricket Commentator of India, who is the voice of AIR for nearly 40 years, A sports newscaster on Doordarshan, he has also conducted Sports Quiz Programmes for them. In 1978, he originated the idea of Sponsorship in Sports through banner hoardings at the venues. An ex-banker and Chief of PR, Central Bank of India, he has been the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Publicity Committee for the public sector banks for a decade. His latest assignment includes the prestigious Natwest Triangular Series (India, England and Sri Lanka), in England 2002 and World Cup 2003 in South Africa.

Madhur Dhawan (Chief Operating Officer)

MBA from Jamanalal Bajaj, Mumbai. A BBA from RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. He’s also been part of an exchange programme in Business Globalization and Cross-Cultural Management from the University of Maryland, USA. He is equipped with a Software Programming Diploma from VMCI, Professional PR Management from MICA and a Post Graduation in Advertising and Marketing from St. Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Mumbai and Digtal Marketing certificate course from TimesPro 

Nidhi Kapoor (CEO)

She supervises pan India operations and business growth. Her educational qualifications include B.Com, Marketing and PR from Wigan & Leign College of Management(London). Interiors and Spatial D Designing from Chelsa College of Art & Design(London). She is also Director (India Operatons) Krystal Designer Jewellery London.

S.K. Dhawan (General manager)

Graduate in Commerce, MBA in HR. Also possess experience from Travel and Tour and Transport Business. Strength lies in ground level coordination and business management

Sanjay Wadnerkar, (National Creative Director)

A post-graduate in Advertising & Marketing from XIC. He also has a degree in Physics and a Diploma in Hindustani music from the University of Bombay. He has been in this industry for over 15 years and steered through agencies like Drishti, O&M, Lintas and MAA. He’s seen Mode Advertising grow out of an egg. Brands worked on include Crompton Greaves, RPG Group, Texas Jeans, Ftv, SBI, LIC, BOB, Central Bank, Himachal Tourism, Rajashthan Tourism, MTNL, Dolphin and Garuda, Indian Airlines, PCRA to name a few. Recently, honoured by the Governor of Maharashtra – Mr. S. M. Krishna for his winning entry for Brand Mumbai Contest at the Mumbai Festival. Simply type ‘sanjay wadnerkar’ in Google to glance at some of his work showcased on a international platform.

Sunil Mayeker, (Chief Media Manager)

Equipped with detailed study of Media Ware package / operation. Has been handling Media jobs of Public Sector Undertakings such as SBI, LIC, RCF, MTNL, Dept of Posts, Govt of Maharashtra and other Corporate clients since over 12 years. Has a skill to manage National and International campaigns for Corporate clients. Keeps on vigil for every job that passes through many stages before completion without thinking of the time. Efficient media planner, manages National campaigns with proficiency on Public Sector Banks, Rajasthan Lotteries and other corporate clients. Since 1995.

B. R. Adhikari, (Director – Business Development)

In PR profession for the last 30 years and served one of the fertilizer major. Also a Senior Youth worker and has flair for writing in Marathi and Hindi. Recipient of several awards in the Social arena, the most recent being the 1st prize for his writing on Senior Citizens in mass media.

Kaustubh Sharma, (Account Manager)

A combo of MBA in marketing with international exposure gives young Kaustubh the cutting edge advantage that breaks the boundaries of conventional advertising.  His first foray into the competitive world of advertising was at Grey Worlwide in Kazakhstan, where he was fortunate to service a blue-chip account- British American Tobacco. During his stint in Kazakhstan, he worked on other international brands like EFES beer at Leo Burnett, EUROBAK etc. This solid experience comes handy in carving strategy and pinpointing precise audience definition leading to accurate creative solutions. Kaustubh’s “never say die” spirit, sense of humour and cool demeanour is infectious and keeps the motivation level high in the office.

Madhu Dhawan, (Creative Director)

Madhu is a skilled professional having a certain way with words and a natural instinct for ideation. He has honed his talent creating good work for some of the top notch agencies. With experience of more than fifteen years, his work is persuasive and attention grabbing, which primarily meets the advertising and marketing needs of the client. Pragmatic by nature, She has a sense of humour which she doesn’t lose even under pressure. Faced with impossible deadlines he quotes Douglas Adams “I like deadlines : I love the whooshing sound they make as they speed past”.

T.P. Sharma (Chief Media Manager)

Graduate from Srivikram University, professional experienced in Media Management working as a Chief Media Manager since last 18 years, worked with AdEnveys Advertising, Sobhogya Advertising and General Manager with Adman Advertising. Special expertise in media planning and media buying.

Rohit Katyal (Creative Director)  

A mature Art Director, he is a master of the field and fast in churning out designs from computers. Specialized in Coreldraw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illusterator, In Design etc. He is working with us since 5 years

Sajid Khan (Graphic Designer Cum Visualiser)

A Graphic Designer (Visulizer) he is a master in his own way churning out designs from computers. Specialized in Pagemaker, Coreldraw, Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illusterator, Freehand etc. He is working with us since 7years

Prabhat Sharma (Graphic Designer)

A Graphic Designer (Visualizer) he is a master in his own way churning out designs from computers. Specialized in Pagemaker, Coreldraw, Adobe Photoshop Adobe illustrator, Freehand etc. He is working with Mode since 12 years.

Harish Sharma (Account Executive)

A responsible executive with pleasing personality. Presently, looking after a number of Government/Undertaking clients. Since 1994.

Rupak Anand (Media Manager)

Graduate with diploma in AdvertisIng and PR with special expertise in media planning – media buying in print and electronic. Working with the agency for the last 10 years in capacity of media planner.

Anshu Verma (Account Manager)

A dynamic executive having a good exposure of Govt. Clients.  Looking after a number of Govt./Undertaking clients.is solid experience comes handy in carving strategy and pinpointing precise audience definition leading to accurate creative solutions.

Amit Bhatia (Event Manager)  

Having rich experience in promotions and events. Managed Mega events like New Year Celebration with Sukhwinder Singh, Asha Bhonsle and Adnan Sami night, Fashion Shows for NIFT etc.

Vikram Kalia (Media Executive)

He has experience of mediaware ,working for 3 years in media department sound knowledge of operating of software and is a diligent Media Planner and buyer

Anirudh Kumar

A LLB, he looks after legal matters and also supervises business operations at Delhi

Sam Kapoor 

Is a multifaceted member of the MODE team and works as an advisor to the organisation. He has considerable experience as a PR executive, Copywriter, Soft skill consultant and Digital Media Specialist

Adarsh Kalla

M.Com, M.A in Political Science. Over all in-charge of accounting and billing for Jaipur office. Since 1986 he is the man responsible for business growth in Rajasthan

Sanju Kambli (Account Executive)

A Postgraduate, working as a Media Assistant in the company. Her dedication, sincerity & proactiveness is exemplary.

Manoj Kumar (Sr. Art Director)

An Commercial Art Diploma holder, having more than a decade experience of National and International Market. He has worked on diverse bouquet of brands from Private, Public and Government Sector clients.

Nagesh Parab (Studio Manager)Though he plays a key role as a Studio Manager, his experience of over a decade in advertising enables his to also functions as Computer Systems Manager, Traffic Controller, Supplier Co-ordinator, Production-in-charge. In short, he is an all-rounder!

Vishal Borade (Sr. Visualizer )

Vishal’s believes ‘a good idea isn’t quite just enough; it has to be well executed as well’. This is his guiding principle when creating an ad campaign. And he takes pride in executing it to perfection with his all-round skills. Besides being proficient in design software, he is also a good illustrator. With his ever smiling faceVishal shares an excellent equation with his colleagues. May be, we should credit this partly, to his degree in ‘chemistry’.

Shad Hussain (Film, TVC – Editor and Multimedia Designer)

A merit holder from Arena Multimedia, Shad eats, sleeps and drinks – electronic & digital media advertising.