Key People

The minds behind


Chaitanya Boyapati

Managing Director

A prudent entrepreneur gifted with shrewdness of business and the right judgment for art in equal weights, Chaitanya Boyapati is a computer science graduate and holds a management degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff. It is his passion for creativity and business acumen that led to the inception and rise of one of the most coveted independent ad agencies in Hyderabad – Janrise.

Sumann Gadde

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Creative Director aka Chief Happiness Officer of Janrise, Suman Gadde is the source of creative masterpieces that are cranked out of Janrise. An “Artsmith” of exemplary imaginative caliber coupled with unmatched wit and commonsense Suman’s creatives tickle interest and imagination – eventually giving any product/brand the required buzz in the market. His non-conformist and unique creativity helped Janrise win awards and accolades within a very short span since its founding.

C. Ratnakar Rao

Executive Director – Strategy & Planning

Mr. Rao holds a Management Education Program degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He will mastermind advertising strategy, brand planning and integrated marketing communications for Janrise clients.

He brings a mix of knowledge and insights assimilated over 25 years of rich experience with leading Indian and international advertising agency networks. Mr. Rao has also worked in the Middle East (for clients brands spread across MENA – Middle East, North Africa and European markets). He has been associated with the marketing communication activities of major international brands including Sony, Unilever, Clorox Corporation, Henkel Germany and General Motors Corporation, to name a few.

His interests outside advertising include teaching, gardening, reading and travelling.

Pavan Kumar

Director - Planning & Growth

Mr. Pavan Kumar nurtures a long-term experience in branding and marketing communications. Ever since taking over Planning and Execution in Janrise from March 2017, Mr. Pavan has been spearheading all major projects, campaigns and communications. Mr. Pavan’s relationship with advertising is a long and philosophical one. He is particularly interested in consumer behaviour and the way every communication boils down to a single marketing agenda. He is instrumental in the way the agency proceeds with every project, from creating an inspiring brief, to making sure the execution is bang on!

A student of Madurai Kamaraj University, Mr. Pavan holds more than two decades of experience in advertising.

Avinash Garikipati

Director Brand & Corporate Communication

A go-getter and a remarkable communicator Avinash puts his heart and soul into business development. A very outgoing and lively person he is always a step ahead to learn global business trends and upgrade his knowledge base. Avinash has been key in getting and managing several realty and food sector clients for Janrise.

Abhi Rathan

Creative Manager

A designer with a niche perspective and who passionately loves art in all its forms Abhi has journeyed with Janrise since its inception. Abhi rightly complements and comes handy to our creative director by precisely translating his ideas into an astounding creative. Abhi’s innovative creatives coupled with flawless execution helped Janrise bag several awards.


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