CEO, Happy McGarryBowen

Kartik IyerHigh on adrenaline and higher on simple big ideas, Kartik is the co-founder and CEO of Bangalore’s global boutique agency, Happy Mcgarrybowen.

In a career spanning over 2 decades, he has worked in agencies like Y&R Dubai & Ogilvy before setting up Happy in 2007. A copywriter by discipline, his signature has been stamped on campaigns for global behemoths like Diesel, Ford, Land Rover, Heineken, Lee etc. while also baptizing and launching more than ten native brands into national limelight, a la Flipkart, Myntra, Ola Cabs, and more.

When not donning the CEO hat, he is also an award-winning director of films, an accomplished actor, obsessive vinyl collector and a notorious standup who goes by the alias of TheHigherIyer.