MEET OUR TEAM

Consult team is made of the smartest brains from the business, technology and digital media landscape. We are not just technology enablers, but digital transformation drivers for every industry sector. With years of experience under the Dentsu Aegis Network, we have some of the most innovative and inspiring leaders that work together to help you grow. Our leaders and experts are an eclectic mix of thought leaders, technology backers, growth hackers, digital transformers and the best-in-class designers.

Companies With Consult

  • SVG Media
  • Merkle Sokrati
  • Dentsu Wenchutney
  • Isobar
  • WATConsult
  • Fractal Ink
  • Taproot India
  • Dentsu
  • Fountainhead MKTG
  • The Story Lab
  • dentsu X
  • Carat
  • Vizeum
  • Posterscope
  • Milestone Brandcom
  • Perfect Relations

Strategy Team

Lalit Bhagia

Lalit Bhagia

CEO

Lalit, an entrepreneur himself, was the brainchild behind Hotstar (India’s largest OTT platform), and has led digital transformation conglomerates like Aditya Birla Financial Services group among others.

Lalit was also on the global Digital Leaders board of Newscorp during his tenure at Star TV. Prior to Star, Lalit was the Head- APAC at Digitas where he single handedly built and scaled Digitas across India and Southeast Asia from scratch.

Vivek Bhargava

Vivek Bhargava

CEO - Dentsu Performance Network

Vivek Bhargava, a digital entrepreneur and the most well-known digital evangelists in the country. He is among the top voices of the digital industry in India and has helped shape the same. Vivek has more than 17 years of experience in guiding digital strategies for the likes of popular brands such as MTV, Newscorp, Citibank, TCS, HDFC Bank, Cleartrip, and Reliance, both nationally and globally.  Vivek built and scaled his own company Communicate 2 which he sold to DAN ; Communicate 2 is now rebranded as iProspect India . Vivek is also an active startup investor and now leads the Performance Marketing group at DAN along with partnering Lalit on Consult.

Expert Panel

Pradeep (Bobby) Kewalramani

Pradeep (Bobby) Kewalramani

Bobby Kewalramani spearheads agency-client relationships and is the chief mentor to corporations and internal teams across the advisory companies to navigate the changing media landscape and an even more rapidly changing business environment. He has successfully guided the Group with his vast experience, strong media relationships and operational excellence through the evolution of Public Relations and Public Affairs in this country. He also heads Perfect Relations Group’s Public Affairs practice. Bobby also takes keen interest in the functioning of Perfect Relations Foundation, which is aimed at mentoring start-ups to develop and create an image strategy to build their brands.

Dilip Cherian

Dilip Cherian

Dilip Cherian has the distinction of pioneering the concept of image consulting and management at a time when it was relatively unheard of on the Indian corporate firmament. He co-founded Perfect Relations, one of South Asia’s top Public Relations and Public Affairs Consultancy group’s 20 years ago. This much sought-after speaker is renowned for his incisive comments on the social, political and economic developments in the country, Dilip authors two widely read columns in leading Indian publications on macro-economic issues, the Indian bureaucracy and polity. His views on the country’s economic and political environment are integral inputs in specialist publications and on a number of television channels.

Nabendu Bhattacharyya

Nabendu Bhattacharyya

With stellar business experience, Nabendu has redefined every leadership position that he has held in his corporate journey of over 20 years. Nabendu administers the functions of 4 regional teams and 12 direct reportees, and 200+ regional employees.

A bold visionary, Nabendu has the ability to develop creative solutions for organizations facing changing industry dynamics or consumer tastes with the launch of Milestone Brandcom. Within two years of his entrepreneurial journey in 2009, he has already earned a reputation as one of the most successful OOH business entrepreneurs in India. Nabendu has built and led a team that has consistently been recognised for its innovative work, year after year.

Fabian Trevor Cowan

Fabian Trevor Cowan

Fabian Cowan is President of Posterscope India, the out-of-home specialist agency of the Dentsu Aegis Network. Leading a team of close to 50 people, Fabian drives the out-of-home mandate for the agency. Over the 20+ years of his media experience, Fabian has been associated with the print media, radio, television, and has worked with brands like Samsung, Microsoft, Apple, General Motors, Nissan, Toyota, Tourism Australia, Honda, Puma, Philips, Panasonic, Levi Strauss, Hitachi, Micromax, Parle Agro, Hindustan Unilever, and more.

Haresh Nayak

Haresh Nayak

With over 15 years of experience, Haresh Nayak is a well-known personality in the out-of-home advertising industry in Asia Pacific. Currently, he is the Regional Director of Posterscope Asia Pacific, and Managing Director of Posterscope Group India.

Amita Karwal

Amita Karwal

Amita is a seasoned communication planner, with over 20 years of experience in the media industry. Her forte is planning best practices, leveraging ROI-based planning, using analytics, and delivering optimum buying solutions. Amita has led large teams and built new business portfolios as a business head. She has created brand solutions through insight-based planning. Amita has led the media marketing discipline for blue chip global brands like Samsung and Reckitt Benckiser. At Vizeum India, she heads the north and south operations as the COO.

Shripad Kulkarni

Shripad Kulkarni

With over 25 years of professional exposure in the media industry, Shripad has handled every aspect of advertising media. During his tenure with agencies like Contract, Clarion, O&M, Carat and Percept Media, he has handled a wide spectrum of renowned brands, from Hamam, J&J, Barbie, Fevicol, Big Bazaar, Panasonic, Just Dial. and Line. In July 2015, Shripad took charge of Vizeum, the world’s fastest growing media network, taking it to new heights in India. Vizeum India handles marquee accounts like BMW, HDFC Bank, Jet Privilege, Viacom 18, Hindware, MTV, Officer’s Choice and TI Cycles – to name a few.

Rajni Menon

Rajni Menon

With over 17 years of experience, Rajni has been working in the media industry across strategy planning, media buying, research and insights, as well as trading. Her experience straddles delivering trading efficiencies for large volume clients like PepsiCo and Unilever (leading Fulcrum), delivering cutting edge planning solutions on a variety of India’s largest accounts, like Maruti Suzuki, Reckitt Benckiser, Gillette, General Motors and Microsoft to name a few. Her expertise also includes the roll out of CCS, India’s largest single source research project, which delivers consumer insights for better communications planning and training a large team of people.

Kartik Iyer

Kartik Iyer

Kartik has over 25 years of experience in media and advertising. After having spent over 12 years with the Lintas Group across account management and media, he launched Active International, a global leader in Corporate Trade in India. He joined Carat in July 2008, as the MD for its Indian operations, and has led Carat in the country since then, managing some of India’s largest businesses like GM, Philips, Muthoot, adidas, Microsoft, MasterCard, Mattel, Total and SCA, to name a few.

Kazuya Minewaki

Kazuya Minewaki

With over 20 years of experience in global communication planning, buying and research, Kazuya Minewaki has worked with the likes of Toyota, Toshiba, Canon, Nestle, Kellogg’s, Bridgestone, Hitachi and Reckitt Benckiser.

Divya Karani

Divya Karani

With over 30 years of experience in the media industry, Divya Karani has worked with a list of reputed brands such as Colgate-Palmolive, Tata Group, BAT, Citibank, Parle Products, Hindustan Times and Reliance ADA Group to name a few.

Sunil Kumaran

Sunil Kumaran

With over 20 years of experience in the media industry, Sunil Kumaran brings in a deep understanding of the media business. He has been closely associated with launching and running many successful media ventures in the country. He is passionate about content as a space, and strongly believes that Content and Content Marketing is the new cornerstone of success in Media.

Neale Murray

Neale Murray

With a strong background in the corporate world of sales and marketing, Neale Murray was well known in corporate circles even before he started his entrepreneurial journey.

Brian Tellis

Brian Tellis

Brian Tellis has carved out a niche for himself in the entertainment industry with a multi-faceted career spread over three decades. He has worked in theatre, compèred events and anchored radio shows among many other things. In 1995, Brian co-founded Fountainhead along with Otis D’Souza and Neale Murray. He has also been a part of many prestigious jury panels like the Channel [V] Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards.

Praveen Das

Praveen Das

In an advertising career spanning close to 20 years, Praveen’s journey as an entrepreneur began 9 years ago when he co-founded Happy mcgarrybowen along with Kartik. Since then, he has built over 5 brands ground up, apart from transforming businesses for many more.

After spending his formative years leading teams in agencies like JWT, Lowe Lintas and O&M, Praveen has created highly lauded, metal-winning campaigns for Flipkart, Myntra, Titan, Levi’s, Tanishq, Fastrack, Bingo, Lipton, Lee, Myntra, Diesel, to name a few.

At Happy mcgarrybowen, he assumes multiple roles heading the Design cell, the Enterprise Marketing division, while also working on Behavioral Change campaigns for rural markets and improving user experience. A member of Sagmeister-led jury at Spikes Asia International Festival, Praveen was also featured in Fortune magazine’s 40Under40.

Kartik Iyer

Kartik Iyer

With over 20 years of advertising experience leading teams in agencies like O&M and Y&R, Kartik co-founded Happy mcgarrybowen in 2007, and features among the prominent creative names in the country today.

An advertising career littered with award-winning work for brands like Flipkart, Diesel, Worldspace, Titan, Land Rover, Ford and Jaguar, stands testimony to that. He has also been instrumental in building and launching brands such as Flipkart, Basics, Myntra, Ola Cabs and Preethi, from the ground up.

A jury member for D&AD professional awards, Kartik was featured in Fortune magazine’s 40Under40, and also debuted as an independent director recently with four films under his belt.

Santosh Padhi

Santosh Padhi

Santosh Padhi, popularly known as Paddy, is the only Indian to win the highest number of Cannes Lions (12), the first Indian to win a Cyber Cannes Lion, and a Cyber Oneshow Pencil (2009). He was voted as the 3rd Best Art Director in the world, in a survey conducted by Campaign (UK) and the No. 1 Creative Person from India, by Campaign Brief Asia ranking, in 2008 and 2009.

He is the only Art Director from India to win Golds Awards for his art direction at almost every international award show: Cannes, Adfest, Spikes Asia, New York Festival and the London International Awards, to name a few.

Agnello Dias

Agnello Dias

With a career spanning over 18 years in agencies such as Lintas, Leo Burnett and JWT, Agnello Dias today ranks among the top creative names in the country.

As creative head of Leo Burnett, he led them to their first Global Agency of the Year honour in 2004. He took over the creative reins of JWT India in 2005. In 2006, the agency was ranked India’s Top Creative Agency according to the Campaign Brief rankings. In 2007, he created history by leading JWT India to their best performance at the Cannes International Advertising Festival by an Indian advertising agency. In 2008, a watershed year, he won India’s first ever Grand Prix as well as the integrated Cannes lion, besides winning another two Grand Prix awards at Goafest. He was also elected Creative Director of the year by NDTV and led JWT to the Agency of the Year honor at the Asian Advertising Congress.

Salil Shanker

Salil Shanker

Salil Shanker started his career with Search Engine Marketing, after which he moved to the world of Programmatic Buying, where he blended in seamlessly.

With over 11 years of experience, Salil understands the full potential of the digital space, guiding clients in the creation of programmatic strategies across digital platforms, with unparalleled focus on their results. Known for his deep understanding of media usage throughout various client categories, his area of expertise also includes digital, mobile and paid social business.

Geeta Suthar

Geeta Suthar

As COO and CBO of Fractal Ink, she switches hats between heading business development, and finance with ease. She was instrumental in growing the company in the last 6 years – from a 7 people team to a 70+ strong team of designers and developers and a corresponding increase in business.

With over 15 years in the industry and by closely working with over a 100 different client groups, she has honed the ability to build strong relationships with clients and partners alike.

Tanay Kumar

Tanay Kumar

With 16+ years of experience, Tanay currently spearheads Fractal and looks into visual design discipline and drives design Strategy at the Studio. With a strong focus and vision to take Digital Experience design in India to the global level he grew Fractal from a 7-people company in 2010 to strong team of 70 in the last 6 years. While a mentor to many UX groups and design incubators around in the country, he also helps educational institutions in formulating their design curriculum around industry.

Heeru Dingra

Heeru Dingra

Heeru comes with 10 years of experience in working in the finance and private equity field across the banking sector. Having worked with brands like Standard Chartered and ICICI Bank in the past, she joined WATConsult in 2010 and since then has helped the company grow from 50 people to 250 people. She heads the Finance and HR functions at WATConsult.

Rajiv Dingra

Rajiv Dingra

Rajiv has been a social and digital media entrepreneur since 2007. Over the last decade, he has consulted with over 100+ brands and built WATConsult into a 250 people strong team, across 3 cities. Rajiv is also listed as a power profile in the marketing and advertising field by LinkedIn Power Profile 2016.

Gopa Kumar

Gopa Kumar

Gopa heads strategic planning and media buying across Digital & Emerging New Media for Isobar India. His position entails a gamut of responsibilities like social media, mobile marketing, web analytics, communications planning, strategic partnerships and business expansion. He has  handled a massive range of clients like GM, Philips, British Airways, Adidas, Reebok, BMW, Ray-Ban, Goodyear, LG Electronics, Accenture, BOSE, Perfetti, Finnair, Honda Motors & Scooters India Limited, ITC Wills Lifestyle, John Players, Autodesk, Discovery Channel, Virgin Atlantic, Havells, Michelin, Reebok, Accenture, Singapore Tourism Board, Montecarlo, GEMoney, Expedia and Hitachi.

Shamsuddin Jasani

Shamsuddin Jasani

Mr. Shamsuddin Jasani, the Managing Director of Isobar India, is a stalwart in the Indian digital industry. He was featured in e4m’s Impact Magazine in Digital Power 100 for two years in a row. He is also an A-lister in the Campaign India list of top 500 people in Advertising and Marketing in India.

Shams, as he is fondly known, has spent over 14 years in the digital medium across agencies like Hungama, Mediaturf and Apnaloan, before launching Isobar in India in 2008. Since then, he has grown the agency from a zero to over 50 million dollars in billing and led the agency to win 4 Agency of the Year Awards in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Sudesh Samaria

Sudesh Samaria

Sudesh Samaria co-founded Dentsu Webchutney along with Sidharth Rao. Since then he has fervently led the creation of several award-winning and innovative ideas for the agency’s portfolio of clients. Under his guidance, Dentsu Webchutney has gone on to win every major advertising creativity award in India and quite a few abroad.

Sidharth Rao

Sidharth Rao

Unable to agree with his B-school’s idea of management education, Sidharth dropped out and began his career as a copywriter, before launching Dentsu Webchutney.

He co-founded the agency in 1999 as a creative shop which now offers a range of internet marketing solutions to a large portfolio of globally recognised brands and companies.

Santosh Gannavarapu

Santosh Gannavarapu

Mr. Santosh Gannavarapu co-founded Sokrati Inc. in 2009 and has been its Chief Growth Officer since November 13, 2017. He is involved with the architecture, scalability and engineering empowering technology that delivers millions of ads. Before Sokrati he was involved with software powering Amazon’s Affiliate Marketing, being instrumental in building high-end tracking servers and ad servers that enable billion transactions a day. Prior to that that he has worked with leading brands such as Vmware & Microsoft.

Anubhav Sonthalia

Anubhav Sonthalia

A tech-preneur, analyst, innovator and strategist, Anubhav Sonthalia is the co-founder of Sokrati, India’s leading marketing automation & data analytics company. Anubhav has diverse experience in leading and delivering solutions in multiple fields such as data analytics, software development, digital marketing strategies, and big data analytics. He specializes in  sectors like E-commerce, BFSI, Auto and many more.

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Mehta

Expertise in Product Strategy for online digital advertising arena. Focuses on helping companies build a scalable, innovative &; comprehensive Enterprise level Digital Marketing He has handled key digital marketing and product marketing portfolios for leading brands such as Amazon, Capital one and PwC

Akshay Mathur

Akshay Mathur

Akshay has been in digital advertising since the past decade and has grown with every change the digital world has seen. With a total of 13 years of experience he has previously worked with companies like Yahoo! Inc., The Times of India and the People Group.

Deven Dharamdasani

Deven Dharamdasani

Deven Dharamdasani, COO, SVG Mobile, is a high achieving digital industry leader who has developed and executed strategy across varied portfolios and myriad business streams.His strong brand knowledge combined with his natural instinct to thrive in fluid and challenging environment has governed his 15 year stint in the digital ecosystem.

Chirag Shah

Chirag Shah

Chirag Shah, CEO, SVG Mobile has been in digital media industry for over 14 years. He is an expert in online sales and marketing strategy and has been instrumental in driving revenues for leading brands like HT media Ltd.

Anurag Gupta

Anurag Gupta

Anurag has over 20 years of experience across diverse industries – FMCG, Office Automation, Stock Broking, Media & Internet. He has been in the Internet space for over 10 years.

Rubeena Singh

Rubeena Singh

With an extensive experience of 16 years in the industry, Rubeena Singh is currently the Chief Executive Officer at iProspect India. She carries deep understanding of traditional as well as digital media and can enable our clients achieve maximum possible return on investment on the basis of their marketing spends.