Arijit Ray joins Dentsu Communications as CEO

22 May,2012

Arijit Ray has joined Dentsu Communications as CEO. Mr Ray’s key priority will be to enhance and reinforce the agency’s competencies and output, including overall creative, strategy and services along with strengthening media synergies and driving growth.


Mr Ray joins Team Dentsu from the DDBMudra Group where he was President – DDBMudra, West. Over his four-year tenure as Head of DDBMudra West, Arijit successfully steered the unit into the next orbit of growth, by seamlessly harnessing business growth by a combination of focused talent infusion, training and development and a noteworthy step-up in quality of work.


Welcoming Mr Ray to Dentsu, Rohit Ohri, Executive Chairman, Dentsu India Group said: “I am delighted to have Arijit join the leadership team at Dentsu India . Arijit’s experience across diverse product categories and in traditional as well as new media is what will help us drive Dentsu’s ambitious plans for India . I look forward to working closely with Arijit and Taira Kimura, COO, Dentsu Communications, to create a world-class integrated communications agency in India “.


Ken Terasawa, Executive Vice Chairman, Dentsu India Group said: “We are very pleased to have Arijit on board Team Dentsu. Arijit has strong expertise in driving organizational growth by leveraging the strength of teams combined with sharpening client deliveries. I look forward to Arijit leading Dentsu Communications and together with COO, Taira Kimura, creating some of the best work for our India n, Japanese and global clients.”


Arijit Ray, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Communications said: “Dentsu in India is the midst of a serious expansion agenda led by Rohit’s vision of building a top-notch integrated communication network. The Group is well into the phase of building a quality talent and client base and this will only get more impetus in the endeavour to shape enduring client relationships, conceive and execute cutting edge communication mandates that are not only award worthy but more importantly worthy of recognition in the market, in the consumers mind resulting in enhanced desirability and image/ market shares.”


On joining Team Dentsu, Mr Ray added: “What is heartening in being a part of the Dentsu India team at this juncture, is the new benchmarks it is creating in the global context. Not many people are aware of Dentsu’s leadership position in a large and important market like the US and the strides it has made in the digital space. I look forward to working closely with Rohit and support him in the aggressive plans he has for Dentsu in India .”


Mr Ray’s career in advertising began with New Delhi based-based Alfred Allan Advertising in the early 90s.  An honours graduate in Commerce from Delhi University, Mr Ray also completed a programme in marketing management from MICA, Ahmedabad. A highly awarded and professionally reputed business head, Mr Ray has consistently sharpened his faculties by participation in advertising and creative workshops such as the DDB Advanced Leadership Programme in Shanghai, (ALP 2010), the Advanced Seminar on Advertising Skills DY&R – (ASAS Penang, Malaysia 1996), the Lovemarks workshop (Saatchi & Saatchi) and the Bill Folley Creative workshop (Rediffusion DY&R) to name a few.


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