Dileep Ashoka has joined McCann to head its South India operations. This is Ashoka's second stint at the agency, which he left in 2010.
After leaving McCann, he was a visiting faculty at Rishi Valley School, before co-founding Goodhands Eldercare, an elderly-care company.
Prasoon Joshi, chairman, Apac and CEO, McCann Worldgroup India, said, "I am delighted to have Dileep back in the McCann family. He is an organisation builder and I am sure he will take our South operations to a newer heights.”
Partha Sinha, vice chairman and MD, added, "It's great to have Dileep back in the system. South is a strategically important for us and having someone as reputed as Dileep coming back here is really significant. I am looking forward to this office doing great things under his leadership.”
Ashoka said, "It is a matter of great pride and joy for me to return to McCann after a few years away from the industry. The sentiment is old but the task, team and challenges are new. This is a heady mix and I am looking forward to my new stint."