Grey Group has announced the appointment of Dinesh Shetty, Chief Financial Officer, South Asia. Based in Mumbai, Dinesh will report to Ali Belgaumi, CFO, APAC, EMEA and LATAM, Grey Group and Anusha Shetty, Chairman and Group CEO, Grey Group India.
Dinesh said, “It’s indeed a great opportunity for me to be part of such a creative powerhouse and contribute towards the growth and development of these markets. With a blend of integrated creative offerings in the mainline and the digital space, Grey Group is now poised on a journey to provide wider and effective solutions on multiple touchpoints with creative, content, data and technology being seamlessly integrated to help clients stay ahead of the curve.”
As CFO, Dinesh will be responsible for driving the financial strategy for the South Asia regions. His appointment comes during a phase where the Grey Group is seeing a huge growth in its business, both mainline and digital.
Anusha said, “We are glad to have Dinesh Shetty join us. His valuable experience will help us be more strategic and competitive in the marketing world.”
“Dinesh is a proven CFO with a superior track record of delivering results and creating value. I’m excited to welcome Dinesh to Grey. He is a high-impact executive who brings a compelling blend of well-honed operating skills, financial strategy and transformational leadership abilities,” said Belgaumi.
Dinesh is a seasoned finance professional with 27+ years of experience spread across agencies and regions, including WPP. In his previous stints, Dinesh has worked as CFO, Dentsu Aegis Network Malaysia; Group CFO, Bates Chi and Partners India; Regional Finance Director APAC, Enfatico Pte Singapore; Finance Director, Ogilvy Japan and VP Finance, Ogilvy India.
In his most recent role, Dinesh was the CFO and COO and was responsible for managing finances and operations of Big Sun Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Dinesh has dealt with MNCs such as Unilever, BP Castrol, Dell, BAT, Coke, Cadburys, Air Asia, Reckitt Benckiser, etc., and has had the experience of successfully dealing with the highest authority of decision making in these organisations, including the procurement heads at local, regional and global levels.