Kiran is the MD and co-founder of chlorophyll. He has been in the business since 1983 and juggles multiple jobs. His day job is brand consulting, his night job, writing fiction and non-fiction. His weekend job is rock-climbing.
Madan, a pioneer of financial and corporate communication in India, set up the Adfactors Group in 1981, and co-founded chlorophyll in 1999. His day job involves charting the course of Asia’s leading brands; on weekends, he indulges his passion for travelling and authentic yoga.
A creative director at chlorophyll, Rajeev is a writer as well as a creator and curator of ideas. He has been with chlorophyll since 2003 and in the business since 1986. Outside the office, he spends hours training his ears to appreciate the subtlest microtones in Hindustani classical music.
A creative director at chlorophyll, Arun is an award-winning visualizer and designer. He has been with chlorophyll since 2006 and in the business since 1979. His love for Maharashtra's forts gave birth to Killa, a flourishing brand of t-shirts.
Chitresh heads the chlorophyll innovation lab and has been in the business for over a decade. With a unique mix of brand and technology experience, he is focussed on using innovation to create breakthrough ideas and IP for brands. He gets his daily dose of inspiration from an eclectic mix of emerging bands, books and shows.
Maria heads our HR and Admin department. She has been with chlorophyll since inception and in the business since 1977. She faces challenges head-on, whether organizing a huge event or tackling a new sewing pattern. Maria is our go-to person for almost everything.
Pooja is a Vice President at chlorophyll, specialising in brand strategy and research. She has been with us since January 2017, and in the industry since 2000. She loves mythological stories, is a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana meditation and laughs with complete abandon!
Vidya has been associated with chlorophyll as a strategic planning consultant since 2007. Her experience in the advertising, marketing, brand consulting and retail industries started in 2003. She is a certified Creative Movement Therapist as well as a guest lecturer at Parsons ISDI, Welingkar Institute of Management and Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC).
Rochna has been a strategic planning consultant at chlorophyll since June 2016, and in the business since 2006. She has worked and travelled all over the world, spends her free time in the great outdoors and introduces us to new health and nutrition trends as often as she can!
Khushboo started her career with marketing and film production and has been a brand planner with chlorophyll since November 2014. She is the first to get on to the dance floor and the last to leave the dining table. For any situation, Khushboo is ready with hashtags, a selfie or a perfectly choreographed Hindi film song.
Rajeev is a brand planner with chlorophyll since 2017 and has been an investment advisor at the Bombay Stock Exchange. A MICA graduate, Rajeev loves cats and his favourite activities include sleeping and pretending to be a stand-up comic.
A writer and ideator, Kaustubh has been with chlorophyll since early 2014 and in the business since 2008. He has a way with written Hindi, loves reading and is a cricket and photography enthusiast.
Rahul is a brand ideator at chlorophyll since February 2016 and in the industry since 2012. He is well-versed in the digital world and writes, treks, swims and walks in his free time.
A digital artist, Sunil has been with chlorophyll since 2005, and in the business since 1987. He is our in-house photographer for creative presentations and deliverables. Sunil is usually seen engaged in a passionate discussion of last night's cricket match.
A digital artist and a print production expert, Sachin has been with chlorophyll since 2007 and in the business since 1998. He loves cricket and on weekends, replicates the moves of his illustrious namesake.
Mahesh is a digital artist and also works on our web projects. He has been with chlorophyll since 2006 and in the business since 1992. Mahesh is our resident stock market expert and enjoys predicting future multi-baggers by analyzing the unpredictable market.
Atul handles our accounts, admin and logistic tasks. He has been with chlorophyll and in the business since 2001. He assists us in printing and production work too. Atul loves cricket and driving; the longer the road, the better!
An accountant with chlorophyll, Mahesh has been with us since May, 2015 and in the industry since 2013. Beyond numbers, Mahesh has an avid interest in both watching and playing sports.
Umesh looks after housekeeping at chlorophyll and has been here since 2015. He plays cricket, kho-kho and loves to travel.
Rupsha has been with chlorophyll for over a year now. She has worked in the digital and e-commerce space before this and has a Marketing & Communications degree from MICA. Loves dogs, books, street food, driving and spends unhealthy amounts of time choosing between these activities.
Co-founder, 1+99 Experience Consulting “Humility. Honesty. Peppered with quirkiness.”
Co-director and head of field research, Satyamev Jayate “chlorophyll is the kind of workplace where one can discover friendships that last a lifetime. It's a great balance of head and heart.”
Associate Director, Interbrand. “My favourite things about chlorophyll: Rajesh's wide smile, Maria's efficiency, Atul's practical jokes, Sachin's bhojpuri dance, Sunil's systematic backups, Mahesh’s telephonic negotiations, Jineesha's happy doodles, Neena's innocent laughter, Pooja's hysterical laughter, Andy's wise words, Kiran's warm aura, Yashesh's practicality, Rajeev's perfection, Arun Sir's ideas, Nalesh's humility, Vidya's boldness, Diptee's questions, Chitresh’s socks, and Venu's unique take on everything”
Founder, Design Of Information “Working at chlorophyll meant working in a bubble...in a good way. Whether being protected by parent, or being patiently provoked by a teacher. It gave me a lens to look at the world, that continues to shape my interactions both at a personal and professional level. It's the best finishing school I could attend!”
Founder, Illume research consulting. ”What I liked most about working at chlorophyll is having Andy 'Anand Halve' as my mentor. He was the only one who could give you something interesting to work on and then literally follow it up with a pat on the back for doing what you can sincerely. No judgements, no expectations. There was never a dull moment with him around."
Creative strategist, Venturethree chlorophyll understands the changing Indian consumer better than anybody. They have built a branding model that's culturally sensitive and locally relevant to the Indian context. Made in India, Made for India brand strategy at its best.
Doctoral researcher at Grenoble Ecole de Management “Brand ideantity™ represents breakthrough thinking, more so thinking that is not borrowed from the West. I would like to believe it is rooted in a deep interest and understanding of culture that is surprisingly rare in the communication business. As such, chlorophyll has something communication consultancies rarely have: It has a real USP.”
Founder, The Itch List. “As a brand consultancy chlorophyll's approach to brand ideantities and communication truly sets it apart. Personally I have learnt a lot about branding and life at chlorophyll - commitment, attention to detail and being true to one's Brand Core. I am not the first one who said that chlorophyll is an institution, but I agree whole-heartedly.”
Head, Corporate & Business Communications, India & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank. “A few things that struck me as distinctive: One, the intellectual rigour of the brand discovery process Andy led, ring-fenced by a sensitivity to local context and culture. Two, the fun and energy from the younger folks which, more often than not, brought in new ideas and experiential stuff. And then the communal lunch - a great example of sharing food - where I could dig into the delicious home cooked food from others' lunch boxes!”
Creative Controller, OgilvyOne Worldwide "chlorophyll helped me develop a more holistic view of branding, where the idea of a brand percolates through to every point and in every instance where its target audience interacts with the brand. Working here showed me that here was a brand consultancy that practiced what it preached. The all lowercase logo type of chlorophyll signifies equality, which was all too evident at the daily lunch, where you would be scooping delicious bhaji out of the dabba of an advertising great without second thought!"
"I think the sheer variety of conversations one could have with the people at chlorophyll - over work, during lunch, while traveling - made it much, much more than just a workplace. It felt as comfortable as a second home with the kind of inspiration that egged you on to imbibe, grow and be a much better version of yourself, professionally and otherwise. For me, Monday mornings meant the start of another week at a place that I loved spending time at!”
“At chlorophyll, I had the opportunity to bounce ideas off some of the best minds in the industry and the opportunity to not only have an idea but also the freedom and support to execute it."
Design Consultant, "chlorophyll has been my soul place. It was a place where I first met myself... It was a place which was my 'home away from home'... It was the place that nurtured my talent and mentored me into being what I am today. Thank you chlorophyll. You are, therefore I am."
CEO and Co-Founder, Ideasaur Creative, “chlorophyll is one of the few pure brand consultancies which applies models, insights and processes to arrive at a brand core from which all channels of communication emerge and strongly believes in the power of the idea. Having worked at chlorophyll for almost 5 years, my concepts of branding and communication have become crystal clear and the insights still help me to solve communication problems today. chlorophyll not only does great work, it is a great place to work! Thanks chlorophyll, for the best work experience, education, the fantastic lunch sessions, and the best friends you have given me!”
Senior Designer, VSA Partners. “chlorophyll is a place where it's easy to feel comfortable. With an atmosphere that encourages growth and learning, it is continuously adapting to incorporate the best qualities and talents of those that are a part of it. This often brings about interesting results: both in work and play!”
A designer and brand ideator Venu has been with chlorophyll since 2011 and in the business since 2008. He runs the marathon, loves monsoon treks and is constantly on the lookout for the most interesting music festivals and newest restaurants.
Consultant, Weber Shandwick. "I joined chlorophyll in 2015 right out of college and was a little nervous cause I didn't know what to expect from my first job. But from the day I met the team - Jason, Kiran, Chitresh, I just knew I was in the right place. chlorophyll helped mould me and taught me my fundamentals. The company's culture is so inclusive. The team encourages creative thinking and ideation across levels irrespective of how senior or junior you are."
"The effort and time spent on developing the employees, which to my mind, was far far more than the effort and time spent on developing clients."
A writer and ideator, Gayatri has been with chlorophyll and in the business, since 2009. After hours, she bakes, shoots and writes for her dessert blog. She also unsuccessfully attempts to tame her occasional psychokinetic powers.
An award-winning art director by designation and designer by nature, Rekha has been with chlorophyll since early 2014 and in the business since 2004. She is a doting mother, loves cooking and creates her own mehendi designs.