Essence has elevated T Gangadhar (Gangs) as its CEO for Apac.
Succeeding global CEO Kyoko Matsushita, who was promoted to her role in August 2019, Gangadhar will be responsible for business growth and company culture across the agency’s fastest-growing region. He will continue to be based in Mumbai and report to Matsushita.
Gangadhar's last role at Essence was president - growth and strategy, Apac. Prior to the Maxus, MEC merger he was MD, South Asia at MEC.
Gangadhar said, “Essence is pioneering the use of data, analytics, and technology at a time when more and more companies are looking to take advantage of data-driven media and creativity. I am excited about leveraging our capabilities to discover new ways to add value for our clients, consumers, and employees—in these current times and in the post-Covid-19 future ahead of us.”
Matsushita said, "Gangs' extensive experience in the industry, his knowledge of Essence’s culture and our clients, and his vision for our business in the region make him the ideal person to lead us into our next phase of growth and innovation in Apac. As the most senior member of our regional leadership team, Gangs has done an outstanding job in partnering with me to navigate our business through the challenges of 2020."