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Kaustubh (Kausty) Mahajan.


Consultant: Sydney

+61 2 8047 4037

A brief description of your career history:

I’m a strategically robust advertising executive with 10+ years of Agency and Client experience with expertise in strategic and integrated communications including digital and social. My industry experience spans Australia and India and I have worked on varied categories including Chocolates & Beverages, Hotels, Auto, Retail and Government and handled some well known brands like – DFR, Kraft (Cadbury’s), Pantene (P&G), Novartis, Colgate Palmolive, Taj Hotels, AXA Life insurance and more. This is my first foray into recruitment and I mean to make the most of it – my area of expertise will be around the Agency (Account Management / Creative) and Digital part of the business!

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

Technology is what drives the modern world today – keeping on top of the latest technologies, innovations and developments within the industry and around the world is what’s going to help me understand and deliver better solutions to my candidates and clients.

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

My 6 months old son! On a serious note it’s the passion and drive to succeed and make a difference!!

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

Big Data, real-time Analytics, wearable tech – I’m also waiting for my own version of ‘Beam me up Scotty’ – teleportation anyone!

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

After a decade of working on well known brands (Kraft, P&G, Colgate, DFR, Unilever and more) and working across some fantastic agencies, internal teams and clients has given me an edge over my competitors – what also helps is my existing network of very talented candidates and clients that I can readily tap into – a list most recruiters will envy!

What is your greatest achievement? 

My 6 months old son and moving and relocating to Australia (though I can’t take credit for that since it was entirely my wife’s idea!!)

What is the best thing about your role?

Working with a bunch of passionate and enthusiastic industry veterans, learn heaps, meet and retain great contacts with candidates and clients and on top getting paid to do all of the above…priceless!!

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

Couldn’t quite make up my mind – pilot, astronaut, road runner, pirate – I was a pretty precocious kid!!

What is your favourite quote?

To quote Sir John Hegarty – ‘When the world zigs, zag’.

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Sir John Hegarty, Sir Martin Sorell, John F Kennedy, Robin Williams  and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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