Dentsu India brings about some more action in its workforce. Following the agency’s decision to begin operations in Mumbai in form of Dentsu Marcom, Sandeep Goyal, Chairman, Dentsu India, has some more news to share – this time on management reshuffle. Consequently, both Dentsu Marcom and Communications get new leaders.
Throwing more light on the changes, Goyal informs that Rajesh Aggarwal, presently, COO, Dentsu Marcom, takes over as Executive Director and head of the agency. He succeeds Y Miura, who was on secondment from Dentsu Inc, Tokyo. Miura is moving to Brussels to join Dentsu Europe.
T Furuta, Vice President, also on secondment from Tokyo, will now be the agency’s Delhi branch head. Furuta continues to oversee the Honda account at Marcom.
At Dentsu Communications, concurrently, Ruchira Raina moves up to the post of Executive Director and head of the agency. Kenji Nogami, Vice President, and a Japanese expatriate on secondment from Dentsu Inc. Tokyo takes over Raina’s earlier assignment as head of Dentsu Communications, Bangalore. Nog]ami who has been hitherto in-charge of Toyota, will continue to personally lead the business. The agency had last month hired Ashish Dabral as Vice President, in-charge of its Delhi office.
Commenting on the changes, Goyal says, “The year 2004 has been a wonderful year for us. Marcom is now a significant player in Delhi, and its Bombay operation too is up and running. Dentsucom has attained a leadership position in Bangalore, and its Delhi operations are now into rapid growth. We have excellent teams in place. The new leaders, I am sure will propel their agencies to exponential growth in 2005.”
Combined billings of both the Dentsu agencies touched Rs 200 crore in 2004, “This is no mean achievement,” says Goyal, “Considering this is the first full year of operation for Dentsucom, and Marcom is barely nine months old as an agency.”