Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the elevation of Ashish Bhasin to chief executive officer, Asia Pacific.
Bhasin is currently the CEO - greater south at Dentsu Aegis Network, a role he took up in March this year. Bhasin will be based in Singapore and joins Dentsu Aegis Network's global executive team. He will report to Takaki Hibino, executive chairman, Dentsu Aegis Network Apac.
Bhasin continues as chairman for Dentsu Aegis Network India.
Anand Bhadkamkar, COO and CFO - South Asia, takes the India CEO role over from Bhasin. Bhadkamkar will continue to report to Bhasin.
Other changes in Asia include Masaya Nakamura, deputy chairman and chief growth officer, Apac being elevated as CEO, global solutions, Dentsu Aegis Network, based in Tokyo.
Singapore will become part of the Greater South Cluster. Bhasin will continue to oversee the cluster as he works with Takaki Hibino to find a successor.
Prakash Kamdar, CEO, Isobar Singapore has been promoted to CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore.
Dentsu Aegis Network had recently announced a cluster structure; greater north, greater south and ANZ in Apac.
Hibino said, “Ashish’s appointment is critical for the region; enabling the markets to focus on client needs and growth opportunities while delivering operational rigor for the business. He was a clear candidate from the start with a proven track record of delivering long-term and consistent growth. Under his leadership, the business in India is now the second largest advertising and media organisation by revenue in the market. His long-term vision coupled with his acumen for identifying an opportunity is one of the best in the business, and I am delighted he will join me in leading the business in APAC.”
Bhasin added, “I am thrilled to be taking on this new role within the APAC region. There is never a more exciting time to be in this business; our competitive landscape is becoming more complex and fragmented while our clients are crying out for long-term vision and simplicity. We have to keep their needs as our North Star whilst delivering long-term, sustainable growth for our business. We are in a unique position to build propositions around our client needs, and I look forward to this next chapter in the transformation journey of this region.”
Bhadkamkar said, “I am extremely excited and honoured to take on this new responsibility. I look forward to embarking upon a new chapter in my career and work with Ashish as the chairman of India to continue building DAN into the country’s most innovative, future-proofed market-leading network. Our one P&L philosophy and our leadership status in digital sets us up in the best position versus our competitors.”
(Pic: Anand Bhadkamkar, CEO, DAN India)