Hari Ramanathan

Hari Ramanathan

Chief Strategy Officer, Asia
Y&R
Hari has been a practitioner of advertising in various forms for the past 20+ years. Starting life as a visualizer in the in-house agency of a fertilizer company to being a One Show and Cannes winning creative in FCB Singapore and then moving on to planning. The result of his quest to be closer to where big ideas are born. Leading strategy for Y&R across Asia he’s worked on many brands that have impacted millions including Danone, LG, Caltex, Cerebos and M1 being a few among the many clients across categories and the 12 countries in the region. Along the way he’s won many awards including Effie Golds and the Cannes Chimera and spoken at many events including being a keynote speaker at events like the Singapore International Advertising Congress. 
 
Looking through the eyes of his 9-year old daughter keeps his sense of wonder alive and he values the advice of his fashion entrepreneur wife who was from advertising, as she keeps him from getting excited about every idea he has.
 
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