Following the appointment of Malvika Mehra, elevation of Agnello Dias, Dentsu Aegis Network has announced an expanded role for Anand Bhadkamkar.
Currently CFO South Asia, Bhadkamkar has been given the COO role too. With this he will 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 Ashish Bhasin, CEO, greater South, Dentsu Aegis Network and chairman and CEO, India.
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.”
Bhadkamkar said, “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 organisation in South Asia.”