S Yesudas, managing director, Indian sub-continent, Vizeum, has exited the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) agency. Shripad Kulkarni has been appointed managing director for Vizeum India. He will report to Ashish Bhasin, chairman and CEO Dentsu Aegis Network, South Asia, and will join the Dentsu Aegis Network India executive council.
Speaking with Campaign India, Yesudas said, “I’ve decided to focus my passion in the area of content and analytics." He revealed that discussions are on, to set up something in the space within DAN. He joined Vizeum in 2009 and is credited with setting up the agency in India.
Bhasin said, “I am very pleased to welcome Shripad as the MD of Vizeum India. With the wealth of experience that he brings in and the thorough knowledge of the business that he has, I am sure Vizeum India will touch new heights under his leadership.”
He added, “I also want to thank Yesudas for the great job that he has done in helping start Vizeum operations in India from scratch and bringing the agencyto the level, at which it is today. I have no doubts that he will equally excel in the new opportunities. Shripad now has a great platform to take Vizeum India to the next orbit because our ambitions for Vizeum India are tremendous.”
Kulkarni added, “I am really happy to be leading Vizeum India. The sheer dynamism of Vizeum as a brand excites me. The 'One P&L' philosophy of the Dentsu Aegis Network opens great opportunities for us and will help push Vizeum to the next level.”