Suvarna joins DAN from GroupM where she was Finance Director
Global media & marketing communications conglomerate Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has roped in Asha Suvarna as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), India. Prior to this, the role was held by erstwhile COO and CFO Anand Bhadkamkar who was promoted to lead the country operations as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September this year.
Armed with more than 20 years of experience in media and advertising, Suvarna is also a qualified chartered accountant (CA). She joins DAN India from GroupM where she held numerous roles over the years. Prior to this, Suvarna was Finance Director at GroupM.
Suvarna will take charge of her new office, effective October 16. In her new role, she will report to Anand Bhadkamkar, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network India and David Neal, CFO Greater South – Dentsu Aegis Network.
Commenting on Suvarna’s appointment, Anand Bhadkamkar, CEO, DAN India said, “I am pleased to announce Asha’s appointment as CFO of the Group in India. Asha brings with her considerable experience in our industry as well as a very strong understanding of our business. With her financial acumen and leadership capabilities, I am sure Asha will be a great addition to the DAN India executive team and a critical strategic business partner in these transformational times.”
Commenting on her new role, Suvarna said, “Home to 23 super-successful agency brands of the country, Dentsu Aegis Network today is undoubtedly the fastest growing network in India. I am extremely honoured and happy to take up this new role and now ready to embark upon this new challenge under DAN’s strong One P&L philosophy.”