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RANA BARUA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
RANA BARUA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


An innovative brand and marketing communications professional with over 20 years of management experience, Rana Barua is the Chief Executive Officer of Contract India, leading a team of 350 cross functional specialists across three cities & integrated offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Rana is an executive member of the Advertising Agencies Association of India – AAAI and is on the board of Contract and leading digital agency Social Wavelength. He has attended various forums as speaker, been jury at India Radio Forum, New York Festivals & Prime Time awards among many others.

A highly skilled multi dimensional professional with cross category & multi-media platform expertise, he has wide-ranging experience in running large establishments with different verticals and making a success out of them by integration and collaboration.

Prior to joining Contract, Rana spent many glorious years with two of the leading radio stations of the country. He was COO RED FM (SUN Group), the largest radio network in the country and was also the Head of Marketing for Radio City where he successfully repositioned the radio station to make it one of the top two stations in the country. He started his career in advertising and has previously worked at JWT, Ogilvy, McCann & Rediffusion | Y&R. 

Rana is married to Shavon Barua, a leading advertising professional in the country. Currently she is President, Havas Worldwide (a leading French advertising agency). They have 2 wonderful boys – Raunak & Rehaan Barua, senior one wanting to be a filmmaker and the junior one studying in school while dreaming of football. As a family they believe life should be lived every moment. They love travelling, visiting new places, cities and countries. They watch a lot of movies & sports and experiment with different cuisines across the world. Music runs as a rich vein in each person while fitness in the form of gymming, playing various sports & swimming round up the family.

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ASHISH CHAKRAVARTY
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
ASHISH CHAKRAVARTY
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER


With over 20 years of experience, Ashish is known for creating some of the biggest brands in the country. As the National Creative Director of Contract, he ensures stellar creativity across all verticals of Contract including Advertising, iContract, Designsutra and Core Consulting.

Prior to joining Contract, Ashish was with McCann Worldgroup, Delhi as its Creative Chief. He is known to have grown McCann, Delhi to the 3rd biggest single agency office in South Asia and amongst the top 2 awarded agencies in Delhi. A highly rewarded and recognized creative professional, Ashish’s work has won him several metals across the biggest creative fests across the world including Cannes and D&AD. He is credited with winning more than 200 national and international awards across categories and brands.

Ashish is recognized as among the top 10 Creative Directors in India (The Economic Times) and amongst the top 50 Creative Directors in the world, according to a latest global ranking. He has served as jury at Spikes, Adfest, CLIO and Goafest.

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ROHIT SRIVASTAVA
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
ROHIT SRIVASTAVA
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER


An MBA from Boston University, Rohit worked in Forex banking in London for 2 years before joining Contract in 1990.

Besides heading the strategic planning function for Contract nationally, Rohit leads Core Consulting, the marketing & strategic consulting division of Contract. The range of assignments for Core Consulting include brand positioning, marketing strategy & plans, portfolio planning, service benchmarking, business models, mix development, innovation & NPD projects & marketing training.

Over the years, Rohit has worked closely with clients over a wide portfolio including Cadbury, Dominos, Shoppers Stop, Asian Paints, HSBC, Marico, Franklin Templeton, Louis Philippe, NIIT, ICICI Bank & HDFC Bank.

He is on the Advisory Board of TRRAIN; a not-for-profit trust that works towards the betterment of the retail sector and Expat Properties India Limited; a group with interests in real estate, construction & engineering projects, sports & leisure and media.

He has been a guest faculty at management institutes like IIM & SP Jain and has conducted training programs for many companies including Cadbury, Marico, Dabur and HSBC, the latter across Asia Pacific. He has also published three white papers that have been awarded the Atticus Merit Certificates, the global WPP recognition for original published thinking. He has been a member of the Effies Jury in India & on the global Effies Jury.

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ASHISH GOYAL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
ASHISH GOYAL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


Ashish is a Chartered Accountant & has pursued the coveted one year “senior management program” from IIM-Kolkata. He has spent more than 14 years in the domain of advertising & media across agencies & clients.

Prior to joining Contract, Ashish was heading the finance function for JWT Delhi since 2011 where he led many critical projects & partnered with business heads to achieve significant milestones. Before that he worked with Future Group as CFO of in-house Media agency & was also responsible for the commercials of the entire group’s advertising & media spends. Ashish has also worked with Reliance Capital as Chief – Commercial and partnered with the branding team.

His contribution with Ogilvy – WPP Group Company as the Finance Controller of Public Relations Division was instrumental in the turnaround of the division.Ashish was selected among the top 50 – High Potential Employees of JWT in 2013.

Ashish likes to spend time with his daughter & enjoys old hindi classical songs in his leisure time. He closely follows the real estate industry, the trends in its pricing & factors affecting the same.

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RANA BARUA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
RANA BARUA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


An innovative brand and marketing communications professional with over 20 years of management experience, Rana Barua is the Chief Executive Officer of Contract India, leading a team of 350 cross functional specialists across three cities & integrated offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Rana is an executive member of the Advertising Agencies Association of India – AAAI and is on the board of Contract and leading digital agency Social Wavelength. He has attended various forums as speaker, been jury at India Radio Forum, New York Festivals & Prime Time awards among many others.

A highly skilled multi dimensional professional with cross category & multi-media platform expertise, he has wide-ranging experience in running large establishments with different verticals and making a success out of them by integration and collaboration.

Prior to joining Contract, Rana spent many glorious years with two of the leading radio stations of the country. He was COO RED FM (SUN Group), the largest radio network in the country and was also the Head of Marketing for Radio City where he successfully repositioned the radio station to make it one of the top two stations in the country. He started his career in advertising and has previously worked at JWT, Ogilvy, McCann & Rediffusion | Y&R. 

Rana is married to Shavon Barua, a leading advertising professional in the country. Currently she is President, Havas Worldwide (a leading French advertising agency). They have 2 wonderful boys – Raunak & Rehaan Barua, senior one wanting to be a filmmaker and the junior one studying in school while dreaming of football. As a family they believe life should be lived every moment. They love travelling, visiting new places, cities and countries. They watch a lot of movies & sports and experiment with different cuisines across the world. Music runs as a rich vein in each person while fitness in the form of gymming, playing various sports & swimming round up the family.

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ASHISH CHAKRAVARTY
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
ASHISH CHAKRAVARTY
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER


With over 20 years of experience, Ashish is known for creating some of the biggest brands in the country. As the National Creative Director of Contract, he ensures stellar creativity across all verticals of Contract including Advertising, iContract, Designsutra and Core Consulting.

Prior to joining Contract, Ashish was with McCann Worldgroup, Delhi as its Creative Chief. He is known to have grown McCann, Delhi to the 3rd biggest single agency office in South Asia and amongst the top 2 awarded agencies in Delhi. A highly rewarded and recognized creative professional, Ashish’s work has won him several metals across the biggest creative fests across the world including Cannes and D&AD. He is credited with winning more than 200 national and international awards across categories and brands.

Ashish is recognized as among the top 10 Creative Directors in India (The Economic Times) and amongst the top 50 Creative Directors in the world, according to a latest global ranking. He has served as jury at Spikes, Adfest, CLIO and Goafest.

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ROHIT SRIVASTAVA
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
ROHIT SRIVASTAVA
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER


An MBA from Boston University, Rohit worked in Forex banking in London for 2 years before joining Contract in 1990.

Besides heading the strategic planning function for Contract nationally, Rohit leads Core Consulting, the marketing & strategic consulting division of Contract. The range of assignments for Core Consulting include brand positioning, marketing strategy & plans, portfolio planning, service benchmarking, business models, mix development, innovation & NPD projects & marketing training.

Over the years, Rohit has worked closely with clients over a wide portfolio including Cadbury, Dominos, Shoppers Stop, Asian Paints, HSBC, Marico, Franklin Templeton, Louis Philippe, NIIT, ICICI Bank & HDFC Bank.

He is on the Advisory Board of TRRAIN; a not-for-profit trust that works towards the betterment of the retail sector and Expat Properties India Limited; a group with interests in real estate, construction & engineering projects, sports & leisure and media.

He has been a guest faculty at management institutes like IIM & SP Jain and has conducted training programs for many companies including Cadbury, Marico, Dabur and HSBC, the latter across Asia Pacific. He has also published three white papers that have been awarded the Atticus Merit Certificates, the global WPP recognition for original published thinking. He has been a member of the Effies Jury in India & on the global Effies Jury.

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ASHISH GOYAL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
ASHISH GOYAL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


Ashish is a Chartered Accountant & has pursued the coveted one year “senior management program” from IIM-Kolkata. He has spent more than 14 years in the domain of advertising & media across agencies & clients.

Prior to joining Contract, Ashish was heading the finance function for JWT Delhi since 2011 where he led many critical projects & partnered with business heads to achieve significant milestones. Before that he worked with Future Group as CFO of in-house Media agency & was also responsible for the commercials of the entire group’s advertising & media spends. Ashish has also worked with Reliance Capital as Chief – Commercial and partnered with the branding team.

His contribution with Ogilvy – WPP Group Company as the Finance Controller of Public Relations Division was instrumental in the turnaround of the division.Ashish was selected among the top 50 – High Potential Employees of JWT in 2013.

Ashish likes to spend time with his daughter & enjoys old hindi classical songs in his leisure time. He closely follows the real estate industry, the trends in its pricing & factors affecting the same.

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