Amar Urhekar

Amar’s 16 plus years experience spans across the healthcare communications spectrum, marketing management in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as mainstream advertising businesses. 13 strong years of of his career has been with McCann Health and IPG across various markets in Asia Pacific and now based in USA.

A veteran of the Global McCann Health and IPG network, he was promoted in 2014 to President, McCann Health Americas. His key priority and task is to lead the McCann Health agencies across into an era of unprecedented change and volatility and ensure innovative, holistic and significantly more value added partnerships are built with current and new clients across Pharma, Health, Wellness and Diagnostics industry. Essential to achieving this goals is implementing a regionalization plan across the Americas with the aim to build a stronger and seamless “platform offer” and providing a unique global connection for clients in the Americas.
Having set up McCann Healthcare India in 2000 into a 2 office, 60 staff agency, Amar moved to China in 2004 as the Managing Director of Greater China. Turned around the agency into an agency of repute, size and recognition as the most trusted healthcare agency – till date. Early 2009, Amar was tasked the responsibility of managing Japan and APAC based out of Tokyo. Led the Regional team to win the prestigious Asia Pacific “Specialist Agency Network of the Year” Award instituted by Campaign Asia magazine (formerly, Media magazine) for 4 consecutive years. He was personally awarded the “Agency Head of the Year” across all advertising and media agencies in Japan/Korea in 2912.

Amar has a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy, an MBA in Marketing & Advertising, completed Executive Management Program at the Kellogg School. One of the only 2 senior executives from McCann Healthcare to be nominated for the IPG Leaders Forum in 2010. Visiting Faculty at prestigious business schools like the IIM, and regular speaker at industry forums across APAC.
He is passionate traveler, student of contemporary culture and loves watching movies of all genres and languages.

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