Arati Rao
Jun 08, 2011

JWT Delhi's Rohit Ohri quits; to head to Dentsu

He will join the Dentsu India Group as executive chairman

JWT Delhi's Rohit Ohri quits; to head to Dentsu

Rohit Ohri has decided to step down from his role as senior vice president and managing partner, JWT Delhi. He was with the agency for 21 years.

Ohri is now headed to Dentsu India Group where he will be executive chairman. Based out of Dentsu India Group's India Headquarters in Gurgaon, Ohri will report to senior vice president Yuzuru Kato of Dentsu Inc., at the Global Headquarters in Tokyo. His mandate will be to spearhead all Dentsu India Group companies and India business. He will also be responsible for the organisation's strategy and growth in India, and will lead the charge on the Group's various initiatives in corporate branding, organisational development and people management in compliance with Dentsu Inc.'s best practices across its global network.

On Ohri's departure, Colvyn Harris, chief executive officer, JWT India, said, "Rohit has had a long and successful innings with us, and he has decided to leave for personal reasons to pursue other opportunities."

Ohri said, “It has been a good  21-year journey with JWT, working with some of the best and brightest people in the industry and being part of the agency’s rise. It is time now for me to explore other opportunities. I have enjoyed  my many years at JWT; the agency will always be  special.”

Sharing his thoughts on the development, Dentsu's Kato said, "India is one of the most important markets for us within the Dentsu Network. I am delighted to welcome Rohit-san as head of our India business. In him, we see a seasoned professional with a global world-view who can embody the spirit of the Dentsu Way for all our people, employees and clients alike. I have great confidence in Rohit-san's expertise and keen business sense. We are on the same page in terms of vision, creative and strategic thinking, and ideas for the development of strong teams. It is my sincere belief that the Dentsu India Group will grow into one of the most highly respected solutions agencies under his leadership."

Ohri’s resignation is effective July 31. Harris and the senior account leadership team will take charge of operations at JWT Delhi till a successor is appointed. The creative team structure of five executive creative directors and executive planning directors structure remain unchanged.

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