Narayan Devanathan, Chief Client Officer, Dentsu India, is leaving the agency, ending his 11-year tenure. According to a statement from dentsu, Devanathan aims to pursue interests outside of the advertising industry.
He joined the network in 2011 from Euro RSCG, where he was director of strategy.
Peter Huijboom, Acting CEO of Dentsu India, said, “Narayan’s leadership has been instrumental in Dentsu India’s successful alignment with the company’s global ambitions to become the world’s most integrated advertising network.
In India, the network will be led by Divya Karani, Amit Wadhwa and Anubhav Sonthalia.
Devanathan said he looks forward to a life outside of the advertising industry. “Dentsu was a life-changing experience for me and the decision to take this big leap to pursue my interests outside of the advertising industry was difficult, but something I look forward to,” he said. added.
Devanathan has also worked with Ogilvy, Cramer Krasselt, RK Swamy BBDO and Vyapthi Communications.
In addition to these two exits, last year Dentsu India saw the departures of Titus Upputuru (NCD, Taproot Dentsu), Ayesha Ghosh (CEO, Taproot Dentsu), PG Aditiya (CCO, Dentsu Webchutney), Gautam Reghunath, ( CEO, dentsu Webchutney), Haresh Nayak (President and MD, Posterscope), Shamsuddin Jasani (MD – South Asia, Isobar), Anand Bhadkamkar (CEO, Dentsu India), Gautam Mehra (Chief Data and Product Officer, Apac); Rubeena Singh (CEO, iProspect); and Vivek Bhargava (head of Dentsu Performance Group).