Management Consulting company Practus has appointed Anand Bhadkamkar as Industry Leader – Media, Entertainment and Integration Specialist.
He will work closely with Practus Founders and the leadership team to build and strengthen the Media and Entertainment Industry practice. He will also focus on post-merger integration, given his experience in having acquired 13 companies and scaling up Denstu from 100 to 3500+ people organisation.
Bhadkamkar had earlier served as the India CEO for Dentsu International, he had quit the company earlier this year in August.
With over 26 years of experience, he has worked with EY, Lintas, and the Dentsu Aegis Network. In addition to being a Chartered Accountant, he has a PG Diploma in Digital Business and certifications in the areas of Leadership and Design Thinking for Innovation. He has been recognised as ‘BFSI Digital Stallions Forum Top 25 Agency Leaders of 2021’ and ‘IMPACT Top 100 Influential Marketing & Agency Leaders of 2020’.
His appointment is part of a series of high-profile leadership hires at Practus over the last 15 months.
“On behalf of the leadership team, Venkat S and I are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Anand Bhadkamkar to the Practus team. Anand joins Practus as Industry Leader - Media, Entertainment and Integration Specialist. Anand's appointment reflects our continued commitment to offering cutting-edge industry-led expertise and solutions to clients. Media and Entertainment is a focus sector for Practus and with a sustained increase in M&A activity, Anand's hands-on experience will add tremendous value to our clients by focusing on Practus' core principles of delivering tangible ROI,” Practus Founder and CEO, Deepak Narayan said in a post on LinkedIn.
Bhadkamkar said, “Look forward to working closely with the amazing team at Practus. Solutions focused on ROI and delivering results for the clients - Practus is doing this consistently; aided by technological innovations and partnerships. Excited to be associated.”