Reconstituting WATConsult’s leadership team, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has named Heeru Dingra as Chief Executive Officer while moving Rajiv Dingra to the position of Chief Mentor/Adviser. Heeru, presently Chief Human Resources Officer and CFO, will continue to report to Dentsu Aegis Network India CEO, Anand Bhadkamkar.
Widely ranked among the top three digital agencies in India and among the top ten globally, WATConsult is DAN’s hybrid digital agency.
Accepting the role, Heeru said, “I am truly honoured to lead WATConsult. I am looking forward to working closely with our exceptional senior leadership team, along with Rajiv, our Chief Mentor and Adviser. Together, we will capture the next waves of growth for WATConsult by remaining laser-focused on serving our clients, delivering long-term growth and value creation, and providing the best career experiences for our people.”
Bhadkamkar said, “Heeru has been an integral part of WATConsult’s growth story. She has led the agency alongside Rajiv in the capacity of CFO and CHRO and has an intimate understanding of this business. She works very closely with the leadership team at the agency and across DAN and is uniquely positioned to take on the role of CEO at WATConsult. I am excited to have Heeru lead WATConsult on its next phase of growth alongside Rajiv, who now takes charge as the agency’s Chief Mentor and Adviser.”
Rajiv Dingra said, “After leading WATConsult for the last 13 years, it’s time I move on to a new phase in this journey. This new role would allow me to help guide the team in crafting an ambitious vision and would also allow the team at WATConsult to scale up in newer roles and achieve their own personal growth.”
Set up in 2007 as a social media agency, WATConsult has transformed itself into a digital agency, offering services such as digital creative, digital media planning and buying, and campaign development. DAN acquired WATConsult in 2015.