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Heeru Dingra sets sail on a new chapter after 9 years with dentsu India

Following a nine-year tenure with dentsu India, Heeru Dingra is saying her goodbyes to embark on a new journey. Her significant association with the network commenced in 2015 when WATConsult was acquired by the then Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), signalling the start of a remarkable professional partnership.

Reflecting on Dingra's departure, Harsha Razdan, CEO of South Asia at dentsu states, “As Heeru concludes her outstanding nine-year journey with dentsu, we bid adieu not just to a chapter but herald the dawn of boundless possibilities. She has been the driving force behind excellence, innovation, and the cultivation of a resilient team poised to carry forth her legacy. To many, she has been not just a leader but a cherished friend, and her absence will be keenly felt. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for her invaluable contributions and wish her abundant success in her forthcoming ventures.”

Dingra took on the role of chief executive officer (CEO) at WATConsult in 2019, guiding the agency to prominence in the digital landscape. In June 2021, she assumed the CEO position at Isobar Group India, where she delicately balanced operations for Isobar, WATConsult and Perfect Relations. Her subsequent role as chief business officer (CBO) of Dentsu Creative India highlighted her skill in nurturing growth, cultivating excellence, and fostering client relationships across a variety of brands.

Dingra adds, “From laying the foundation of WATConsult, anchoring its acquisition by dentsu, to witnessing its evolution into one of the largest digital agencies in the network, it's been an extraordinary 13-year journey. The acquisition by dentsu marks a significant milestone in WATConsult’s history propelling us far beyond our humble beginnings and making the journey incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.” 

“I’m deeply grateful to the leadership team at dentsu India (then and now) for fostering an environment that feels like home, instrumental in shaping my growth and journey within the network over the past nine years. Moving forward, I carry a profound sense of pride and cherish memories of working with talented individuals at WATConsult, Isobar, Perfect Relations, Dentsu Webchutney and other agencies now under the umbrella of Dentsu Creative," she adds. 


Samyukta Ganesh Iyer joins Sephora as chief experience officer: VP & head of marketing

Samyukta Ganesh Iyer has joined Sephora, a brand owned in India by Reliance Retail, as chief experience officer: VP & head of marketing. She joined the company in February. The information has been shared by Iyer on her LinkedIn profile.

Before this, Iyer was with Kaya as VP & head of marketing for close to three years. 

With a career spanning three decades, Iyer has worked with brands such as Baskin Robbins, Abbot India, Hindustan Unilever, Parle Agro and Asian Paints, amongst others. 

Iyer has won a Silver in the 'Marketing Young Lions' category at Cannes Lions. 

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