Elsie Nanji is managing partner at Red Lion, the design wing of Publicis Communications in India, and is a multiple award winner at both Indian and international award shows, including the Clio Awards, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Spikes Asia and The One Show.
Nanji has represented India as a returning jury member in several international award shows, including D&AD, the Clio Awards, AdFest and more recently as part of the design jury at Spikes Asia 2009 and the Cannes Lions in 2010.
She is a founding partner of Ambience, an agency that has featured in top five creative agency lists from the very first year it opened its doors, some 20 years ago. Ambience has since joined the Publicis Worldwide network and, in April 2007, Elsie had an offer to return to her passion for design to partner with Publicis in creating a design cell called Red Lion.
In 2011, Red Lion was voted as one of the top five design brands in the country by The Economic Times. Red Lion has been the winner of a gold award at Goafest, both a silver and gold spikes at Spikes Asia, and a silver lion at Cannes, all in the design category.
For five consecutive years, Elsie has run the half marathon in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, and in 2009 was awarded the gold medal in her category. Nanji still maintains that her most rewarding creative efforts are her two children Yohaan (18) and Aria (15).