Ivan Arthur is former national creative director of JWT India, one of the leading advertising agencies in the world. He spent 38 years in advertising before retiring in 2002. He is also a trustee of Asian Institute of Communication and Research, better known as AICAR Business School.
He started his career as a recording artist. Playing the mandolin for Bollywood movies, even played for music composer Salil Choudhury. Later he joined weekly magazine Tide as reporter and sub-editor. Few years later he joined Studio One as a copy writer. In 1964 he joined JWT (then HTA) as a copy writer, one of the leading advertising agencies in the world. Arthur has been part of the 10-member global team that put together the Thompson Total Branding Protocol.
Ivan Arthur has been the brain behind many award-winning advertisements for Air India, Sunsilk, Clinic, Hamdard, Bombay Dyeing, Handyplast, Readers Digest, Haryana Breweries and Philips
In 2002 he joined as trustee of Asian Institute of Communication and Research, better known as AICAR Business School.
Ivan Arthur also written few books, Pavement Prayers, a biography of Goa's industrialist - Mr PJ Menezes -entitled Once More Upon a Time, Official Souvenir of Pope John Paul II's visit to India and Brands under fire, which he co-wrote with Kurien Matthews, former director, TBWA/India.
Recently, he wrote the book, Jossie
Ivan Arthur has been also inducted into the Communication Arts Guild (CAG) Hall of Fame. He has also addressed several national and international advertising groups across the world.