Subhash Kamath

By Ranjan Kapur
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Subhash Kamath
A Man Of Many Talents

"I have spent the last 50 years in advertising (well almost) and I have met several interesting and different people in the business. Many of them have become friends whom I have had the occasion to learn from or mentor. And some friendships I cherish because we have gone beyond industry connections in the relationship. Here's where Subhash fits in. He is one of those rare breeds that blends strategic thinking with a high degree of creative appreciation. And he is someone who is steeped in music as if that were his profession and not advertising. Its that combination of skills that makes Subhash a unique talent. I can truly say that while he considers me his mentor I have probably learned more from him than he has from me. Particularly when it comes to inter personal relationships. He makes a lovable leader because people gravitate to him naturally.

Subhash is an ex Ogilvian but I missed the chance of knowing him then as I was away on an overseas assignment. I met him about a decade back when he was being interviewed for the Head of Bates job and then I had the pleasure of working with him at Bates. He took the business to a new high and then one day left because he had a calling to make something out of a new entrant - BBH. It was a very brave move and while I was sorry to see him go I saluted his determination to face new challenges. With that kind of a mindset, I am waiting for his next new challenge. I am sure it will be about as unique as he is."

Country Manager, WPP Group
Comments (18)
Manas Mishra (Guest) Subhash, your energy, enthusiasm and endearing ways win many hearts. A fitting tribute!
11 Mar 2016 Reply
Dipanvita Neogi (Guest) A great tribute to Mr. Kamath.
22 Feb 2016 Reply
Sumedha Naagar (Guest) A fitting salute to Subhash Kamath.
19 Feb 2016 Reply
Devidas Rao (Guest) Although I never worked under Mr. KAMATH in my 17 year career, I heard a lot from my close industry friends and I must say...current agency heads HAI SAB EK TARAF AND MR. KAMATH as RANJAN Sir puts it, is way ahead and stands UNIQUE on his own. More Respect. More Admiration for him.
17 Feb 2016 Reply
Urvashi Pandey (Guest) Subhash Kamath is the perfect mix of strategy and creativity. 
17 Feb 2016 Reply
Puspa Sethi (Guest) Subhash Kamath is a great leader and an amazing teacher. 
17 Feb 2016 Reply
Kavita advani (Guest) Wow ranjan and subhash wish u wld write my endorsement here too
17 Feb 2016 Reply
Rekha Nigam (Guest) I so agree with Ranjan. I met Subhash in 1989 in Trikaya Grey...he is the kind of advertising professional Indian Advertising needs more of. Passionate, honest, warm and extremely creative, he is the leader creatives thrive under. Way to go Subhash!
17 Feb 2016 Reply
Rajeev Raja (Guest) Apt and apt can be. Beautifully said, Ranjan. Subhash, you the man!
17 Feb 2016 Reply
Sakshi Aggarwal (Guest) A man of many talents- That is Subhash Kamath. 
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Charu Arya (Guest) Wanted Yesterday is an apt name for
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Anand Narasimha (Guest) They have stopped making professionals and persons like Subhash anymore. Working with him was inspiring and enriching.
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Anjum Chaudhary (Guest) Subhash Kamath strikes a fine balance between work and play.
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Proneeta Chattopadhyaya (Guest) Subhash Kamat is more art less commerce-:)
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Sanjeev Kotnala Never have interacted with Subhash- but what ever I have heard from people has been real great.
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Pratyusha Chatterjee (Guest) Challenges make life interesting and the people who chase them are indeed brave. :)
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Nirmalya Sen (Guest) It is an honour to be considered one of 'Subhash's boys'. One of the finest leaders and human beings I have worked with.
16 Feb 2016 Reply
Shreya Goyal (Guest) There are very few people who make an impact in your life to become your closest friends. Subhash Kamath seems like one of those.
16 Feb 2016 Reply

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