NEW DELHI :
Dentsu Webchutney, the digital agency of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), on Monday announced Gautam Reghunath as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
The announcement comes after Webchutney’s founder Sidharth Rao, who was serving as the agency’s CEO, was elevated as chairman, Happy mcgarrybowen (HMB) India and Dentsu Webchutney.
“Gautam’s remarkable and much-deserved rise from within the ranks of Dentsu Webchutney is one of my favourite stories from the agency’s 20-year-old legacy. He started out as a junior servicing executive in 2010 and earned his stripes through sheer hard work and creative brilliance. He is a homegrown leader, someone whose impact on our people and business is unparalleled. Nothing exemplifies this better than our success with Bengaluru, an office that he built from ground zero to the stature it commands, now. He understands our history and cares for our legacy. He has more than an eye on our future. I am so proud to have him lead us on our next journey," said Rao in a statement.
Prior to this, Reghunath was executive vice president (EVP) and branch head for Dentsu Webchutney, Bengaluru. In his new role, he will continue to report to Rao and will lead the agency nationwide.
“…Our incredible client roster with some of the most globally consequential companies gives us a foundation to continue industry-leading creative work across branches in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgaon. Sidharth is a tough act to follow. But he remains a keen advisor, well-wisher and a mentor I’m thrilled to have as we take on our biggest years of growth," said Reghunath.
Founded by Sidharth Rao and Sudesh Samaria in 1999, Webchutney handles key brands such as Airtel, Flipkart, Nokia, Maruti Suzuki and Swiggy among others.