Rohit Ohri has quit his post as the CEO of Dentsu Asia Pacific after four years at the company, reports BestMediaInfo. The Dentsu India Group had previously appointed Ohri as Executive Chairman back in 2011. He had recently moved to Singapore in June 2015 to take on the role of CEO of Dentsu Asia Pacific. It’s not clear why Ohri quit or what he plans to do next.
Prior to Dentsu, Ohri was at JWT India as a Managing Partners. Overall he has over twenty eight years of experience in advertising communications, twenty one of which were spent at JWT India. Other than this, he also worked at Response India for over a year.
– In January this year, Dentsu Aegis Network India acquired WATConsult, a digital and social media agency for an undisclosed amount. As per reports, the purchase was valued anywhere between Rs 180 Cr and Rs 200 Cr for a stake upwards of 75%.
– In January 2014, Dentsu India Group appointed Simi Sabhaney as the new CEO of its advertising and communications agency Dentsu Communications.
– In May 2013, Dentsu India had acquired 80% stake in the digital advertising agency and consulting firm WebChutney and had mentioned that Webchutney will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu India by 2017. It had also acquired 51% stake in Mumbai-based Indian advertising agency Taproot India, following which Taproot India had become a part of the Dentsu Network but was operated independently.
– In July 2012, Dentsu had acquired London headquartered media buying house, Aegis Group, for approximately GBP 3.16 billion ($4.89 billion approx), as part of a cash deal, following which Aegis Group had become Dentsu’s wholly owned subsidiary.