President, McCannXBC & Managing Director, McCann New York
Devika Bulchandani is President of McCannXBC and Managing Director of McCann New York. Devika leads the NY agency in partnership with the President of McCann North America to deliver strategy-based creative work to the agency’s diverse portfolio of clients. In 2016, McCann NY was awarded 25 Lions at the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival, the most of any U.S. agency and #2 in the world, and McCann was recognized on Ad Age’s prestigious Agency A-List and Creativity Innovators lists for two years running.
Devika has been a member of the McCann family since 1997. She previously served as Chief Strategy Officer of McCann XBC and Managing Director of Global Strategy for McCann. McCann XBC, formed in 2012, is an agency dedicated to Mastercard that works alongside additional McCann Worldgroup companies such as MRM//McCann and Interpublic agencies such as R/GA and Octagon.
In addition to directing the strategy for McCann XBC, Devika managed the team of global Strategy Directors based in New York. Earlier, beginning in 2005, she was Chief Strategy Officer of the McCann New York office with strategic oversight for the agency’s entire client base.
Devika has won Effie Awards for Marketing Excellence and multiple 4A's Jay Chiat Awards for Excellence in Strategic Planning. She also was honored with the AdColor “Innovator Award” – an accolade sponsored by top industry associations including the AAF, ANA and 4As. Her industry/community work includes numerous Ad Council campaigns tackling issues such as childhood and adult obesity as well as parental viewing control.
Devika is an Executive Class member of She Runs It, an organization dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of women in the advertising industry.