He is a CA (Chartered Accountant) and CMA (Management Accountant) by profession and also holds post graduate diploma in digital business, with experience over Twenty-Three years including 5 years in auditing firms and over 19 years’ experience in Media / Advertising & Communications industry. Before being elected as the CEO, Anand was with the network as CFO- South Asia and COO- India. He is also a member of the Dentsu Aegis Network India Executive Board and Greater South Executive Board.
He has been instrumental in growth of DAN India over past 10+ years. He has played a major role in building Dentsu Aegis Network India from a setup of 64 employees in 2 cities in 2008 to over 3700 employees in 9 cities with more than 23 brands in the group and now the 2nd largest Advertising and Marketing Communications Group in India. He has played a key role in acquisition and integration of 13 entities in DAN India and Sri Lanka. He is actively involved in identification and negotiations with potential acquisition prospects.
Prior to this, Anand was a part of Lintas India as Vice President- Finance. He was with Ernst & Young India for 5 years handling various statutory, Management Reporting, Internal & Taxation Audits. He is currently Overseeing the business & operations and additionally driving HR, IT and Admin functions in his new role as CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network India.
Anand’s notable achievements as the CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network include the prestigious Adam Smith award for Best in Class Treasury Solution in India and ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ award by Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2019.