Last month, global media & marketing communications conglomerate Dentsu Aegis Network had promoted Ashish Bhasin, currently Chairman and CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network - South Asia to the expanded role of CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Greater South and Chairman and CEO of India. The global media & marketing communications conglomerate has now also expanded the role of Anand Bhadkamkar, CFO, Dentsu Aegis Network - South Asia, with the additional charge of Chief Operating Officer India.
Commenting on the appointment, Bhasin said, “Anand is exceptionally dependable, comes with strong leadership capabilities and has a very strong understanding of our markets, clients and services. Dentsu Aegis Network India is currently standing amid enormous market opportunities and with my expanded role and new geographies to look after, it was imperative for Anand to take up the operational responsibilities. Anand has always been integral to DAN operations and, in some ways, this is a formalization of this duty. I strongly believe that Anand will successfully implement and integrate our strategies to take this growth forward.”
With this announcement, Bhadkamkar will now also be responsible for driving operational excellence in business and oversee support functions including HR and IT in India. He will continue to report to Bhasin.
On his appointment, Bhadkamkar said, “I am extremely excited and honored to take on this additional responsibility. I look forward to embarking upon a new chapter in my career, having been part of the company’s journey over the past 10 years now. Dentsu Aegis Network India is very well positioned in today’s digital and transformational environment. I look forward to supporting the Group in its next growth phase and continue driving operational excellence across the organization in South Asia.”
The expansion comes close on the heels of Dentsu India announcing the appointment of Malvika Mehra as the Chief Creative Officer this week.