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Rani Vaz

SVP/Dir of Music & Radio
Rani Vaz is SVP/Director of Music for BBDO New York. A pioneer in her field, Rani is the only woman running a major agency music department. Rani has produced scores, original songs and acted as music supervisor for thousands of projects, producing BBDO’s most memorable music for clients like GE, Pepsi, Guinness, Mt. Dew, FedEx, HBO, Starbucks, Visa, ExxonMobil, CVS, HP and Venus. Her work has won the industry’s highest honors including two EMMY awards, Gold Lions at Cannes, LIAA, New York Festivals, ADDY’s, ANDY’s, Clios and more. Rani is a winner of BBDO’s prestigious “Founder’s Award." In 2003, Rani was inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers and in May 2014, she chaired the 2nd Annual AMP Awards for Music and Sound. Often quoted in the trade press regarding issues related to advertising and music, Rani’s work can be found in the Guinness Book of World Records and in the permanent collection of MoMA. A native New Yorker, Rani began studying violin at age 6. She is the daughter of two concert violinists and a graduate of The School for Strings, Juilliard and Swarthmore. As a member of Mimosa Chamber Ensemble, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and CMC East, Rani performs regularly in NYC's major concert venues.