Four Ad men resign over #MeToo
Advertising agency Dentsu Aegis India has today announced the stepping down of four senior colleagues over the sexual harassment allegations.
Kartik Iyer, CEO, Happy Mcgarrybowen, Managing Director, Praveen Das, Senior Creative Director, Bodhisatwa Dasgupta and Dinesh Swamy, National Creative Director, IProspect India has stepped down.
In the statement the company said, Dentsu Aegis network has always believed in providing a safe environment at our workplaces which is free from any kind of harassment. We have a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of harassment at our workplaces.
In an email to the employees, Ashish Bhasin, CEO and Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network said, “I want to reach out to all employees of DAN India and reiterate that as an organization we do not and WILL NOT accept anything but professional behavior at the workplace. We are committed to taking any complaint in this context to a speedy conclusion post thorough investigation. Any employee found guilty of inappropriate behavior will face disciplinary action, including Immediate Termination from services.”