A school dropout, Amitabh has had many careers and continues to pursue new opportunities. He has been a billboard agent, a copywriter, a creative director, an entrepreneur, a producer and recently taken up the role of a mentor. Beginning his advertising career in JWT as a trainee copywriter, Amitabh spend close to a decade in advertising until he left his job as a CD with McCann Worldwide India in 2003 to start Nomad Films, a full service production house based in Mumbai.
Under Amitabh’s leadership Nomad has become a production house of repute, not only in India but in also some of the most respected markets around the world. Today, Nomad is the only Indian production house with an active office Europe. Just two years old Nomad Prague is one of the most awarded production houses in the Czech Republic. Besides producing, Amitabh is actively involved in industry issues and is a member of the Executive Committee of ASAP (Association of Advertising Producer of India).
An avid runner and cyclist, Amitabh is a veteran rider of the Fireflies Tour, a charity cycling tour organised by Ridley Scott Associates(RSA) to raise money for Leukaemia research. Amitabh has also been actively involved in mentoring startups and was a member of jury in a national startup competition organised by Economic Times, India’s leading financial newspaper.