Dentsu Aegis Network has announced an executive council for its operations in India in line with its stated ‘One P&L’ approach. A similar structure did exist prior, but with this announcement the council has been formalised both in terms of members and details of operations.
The council is to be chaired by Ashish Bhasin, chairman and CEO South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network. It will include Anand Bhadkamkar, group finance; Dimple Maheshwary, HR; Divya Karani, Dentsu Media; Simi Sabhaney, Dentsu Communications; Makato Nakao, Japanese international clients; Kartik Iyer, Carat; Haresh Nayak, Posterscope; Sidharth Rao, Dentsu Webchutney; Narayan Devanathan, Dentsu Creative Impact; Shamsuddin Jasani, Isobar; Vivek Bhargava, iProspect; Nabendu Bhattacharyya, Milestone Brandcom; Rajiv Dingra, WAT Consult; Umesh Shrikhande, Taproot Dentsu; S Yesudas, Vizeum; and R Ravishankar, psLIVE. CP Arora will be a special invitee, informed an official statement.
Ashish Bhasin, chairman and CEO South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network, said, “I am proud to say that we are the only media and advertising group in India to provide world-class specialist services with such depth under one umbrella. We want to offer our clients all the benefits of specialisation without the hassles of silos and our unique 'One P&L' structure enables us to do so. Consequently, the executive council has the important role of capitalising on this advantage. Since we have been the fastest growing agency group for two years in a row, we are now amongst the top three groups in India. By December 2017 we aim to be the top two, which will be a mandate for this council.”