Suresh Nair

Chief Creative Intelligence Officer

GREY Group


In his 25+ years of strategic planning experience, Suresh has redefined planning for the constantly evolving multi-channel marketing landscape. He has led teams that have uncovered insights and built strategic platforms for many of the world's great brands, including MasterCard, Marriott, Canon, E*TRADE, P&G, GSK, Intel, Verizon and DirecTV, forging deep emotional bonds with consumers resulting in vast sales growth. His contributions to record new business success have been chronicled in numerous "Agency of the Year" honors and a raft of prestigious awards.

Suresh joined Grey in 2005 to serve as the strategic leader across the global Grey network as well as the head of the strategic planning department at Grey New York. Under his leadership, Grey launched a planning toolkit called SHIFT, being deployed throughout the Grey global network. He also heads the Global Planning Council, which is comprised of key strategists from the Grey global network, and is charged with continuously updating and evolving Grey's strategic planning capabilities and resources. He was named to Adweek magazine’s “Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn.”

Suresh has an M.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Cresskill, a New Jersey suburb of Manhattan, with his wife, two children and a very spoiled Maltese.