New Delhi: Dentsu Aegis Network on Wednesday announced the elevation of Anand Bhadkamkar as chief operating officer (COO) India. Currently, Bhadkamkar is serving as South Asia's chief financial officer (CFO) who would be taking the additional newly created role of COO. With this announcement, Anand will now also be responsible for driving operational excellence in business and oversee support functions including human resources (HR) and IT in India.
“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 he will successfully implement and integrate our strategies to take this growth forward," said Bhasin in a statement.
The announcement comes shortly after Ashish Bhasin has got expanded role of CEO Greater South, Dentsu Aegis Network and Chairman & CEO India. Bhadkamkar will continue to report to Bhasin.
“I am extremely excited and honoured 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," said Bhadkamkar on his new role.
Dentsu Aegis Network’s presence in India comprises the global network brands Carat, iProspect, Isobar, Posterscope, Vizeum, MKTG, Amnet and mcgarrybowen along with the Dentsu branded agencies – Dentsu Impact, Dentsu One, Dentsu India, Dentsu Media, Taproot Dentsu and Dentsu Webchutney. Also, newly added to the group are the recently acquired local brands Milestone Brandcom, WATConsult, Fountainhead MKTG, the Perfect Relations Group, Happy mcgarrybowen, Fractal Design Studio, SVG Columbus and Merkle Sokrati.