Narayan Devanathan Named President & Chief Strategy Officer, South Asia at Dentsu India

Devanathan returned to the network for a second stint in June last year as Group Chief Strategic Advisor.

Dentsu India has appointed Narayan Devanathan as President & Chief Strategy Officer, South Asia, reporting to Harsha Razdan, CEO, South Asia, dentsu.

Devanathan returned to the network for a second stint in June last year, taking on the mantle of Group Chief Strategic Advisor, swiftly establishing a Central Strategy Team for the South Asia Market alongside the Executive Leadership.

In his new capacity, Narayan is entrusted with the task of executing the network’s strategy to deliver industry-defining client solutions at the intersection of marketing, technology, and consulting.


His mandate includes bringing together the strategy and planning teams across various critical practices including creative, media, and customer experience (CX). Further, Narayan will also set up and run the business transformation, sustainability consulting, innovations, startup growth partnerships, expert alliances, and knowledge verticals across the group.

Harsha Razdan said, “We aspire to be the primary choice for clients seeking progress for themselves and their customers in marketing, technology, and consulting. Narayan’s appointment seamlessly aligns with our global strategic vision. He has proven himself to be an invaluable asset at dentsu – a remarkable individual, a distinguished leader, and an outstanding professional. I wholeheartedly welcome Narayan to his new role.”

Devanathan added, “As someone who started off as a copywriter many years ago, I’ve never forgotten the unparalleled power of creativity to solve problems and unlevel the playing field. At dentsu, we’re now bringing that power to create positive change for companies and society. It starts with reminding our people of the power of a diverse collective and re-arming ourselves with new ways to collect and connect dots across the business spectrum.”



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