Umesh Shrikhande to join Taproot as CEO

Dentsu India Group today announced the appointment of Umesh Shrikhande, former CEO of Contract India, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Taproot India.

 Umesh Shrikhande to join Taproot as CEO

Welcoming Shrikhande into the group, Rohit Ohri, Executive Chairman of the Dentsu India Group, said, "I'm delighted that Umesh has chosen to join us. Aggi, Paddy and I look forward to his partnership in this exciting new phase of growth at Taproot. Umesh is an industry professional I've always had the highest regard for and now, I'm happy to have this opportunity to work with him."

Agnello Dias, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Taproot India said, "I am glad to have Umesh's vast experience on our side, which will be a guiding light for us as we scramble around doing what we think is the right thing. He is sharp, insightful and most important possesses great clarity on the way mass communication in the contemporary world works. Everything we need."

Speaking on his appointment as the new CEO of Taproot India, Shrikhande said, "Aggi and Paddy are not just immensely talented, they also happen to be wonderful people who have managed to build an attractive reputation for Taproot despite a hugely competitive environment. I consider it a delightful privilege to get this opportunity to work with them and with their wonderful and energetic team.Our collective endeavour will be to build on Taproot's innate strengths and culture to create a stronger organisation. I hope that my understanding of strategy, people and relationships, helps me to make a difference."

"With the kind of experience Umesh has and the number of youngsters Taproot has, it will be a wonderful blend," said Santosh Padhi, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Taproot India.

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 04:21:23 IST