Selvel One can trace its roots back to the year 1945, when four young and ambitious college friends, decided to start a new company. A few years into its formation two of the friends moved on, leaving Mr. Rusi B. Gimi and Mr. Soli Nicholson to strive on.
In 1963, with the zonal allocation of businesses, Mr. Gimi shifted base to Kolkata. Since then, the Gimi Family owned and managed East and North India and the Nicholson Family took charge of the West India operations. East India is now under the name of Selvel Advertising and is being managed by the Mehta Family, South India by the Bahadurji Family under the name of Vantage Advertising, and North India headedm and managed by the Daroga family under the Selvel Media Advertising banner. A strategic re-alignment of sites was done in West India in order to bring it effectively under direct family control.
Be the best rather than just the biggest Out of Home company in India and the sub-continent.
Retain the optimism, zest and for innovation and technology that set us apart as pioneers.
Serve our clients above and beyond their expectations.
Foster and nurture relationships with all stake holders.
Act and lead rather than react and follow
Rusi B. Gimi
A Man Who Belonged To Everybody…
Late Rusi B. Gimi is one of those who need no introduction. He was in every way a self made man. Despite very small beginnings in an insurance company, then in a company that sold G.I. buckets, and later as a seller of advertising space, he eventually decided to go into partnership in the business of outdoor advertising. The Company he created, Selvel, has today become a household word.
Mr. N. D. Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director
“It is my ambition to have a global outdoor company with divisions in all spheres, based in India.”
Mr Numazar D Mehta, the Chairman & Managing Director of Selvel One, brings with him more than 40 years of experience in the advertising business. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and his dynamic approach & passion for innovation has helped the Group dominate Outdoor Advertising. He has pioneered many firsts in the Indian outdoor advertising industry and personally negotiated the first private equity placement in an outdoor advertising company in India.