Dentsu Aegis Network Indonesia has appointed Havas Media Indonesia’s CEO SK Biswas as COO, finalising its management line up and strengthening leadership in the market. Replacing him at Havas is Anwesh Bose.
Biswas joins the business from Havas Media Group, where he held the role of chief strategy officer for APAC and CEO for Indonesia and Thailand. He brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the communications industry, 12 years of which in senior leadership positions in emerging markets, managing creative, media and digital agencies.
Harris Thajeb, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Indonesia, has built up a team of leaders to drive growth in this key market in Asia Pacific. Other appointments in recent years include Iim Ibrahim, CFO, Masato Onno, EVP and Deciana Subono, talent management director.
Dick van Motman CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Southeast Asia said, “We’ve seen Indonesia develop from a country with much promise to the strong business hub it is today. The new leadership team with SK Biswas as COO, will not just align but expand our capabilities to match the rapid transformation of the Indonesian market as it ascends into a priority market globally.”
“Biswas is a modern day brand builder who embodies convergence having worked in creative, media and digital. His broad experience in emerging markets will make him a great addition to the team to work with Pak Harris to usher in Dentsu Aegis Network Indonesia next stage of growth,” van Motman added.
Harris Thajeb said, “In recent years, we’ve seen the company successfully integrate to become one of the biggest agency groups in the market and we’ve put in place some key people who have driven that growth. I am excited to bring in new talent such as SK to accelerate this momentum and encourage further innovation to grow our clients’ businesses as we grow our own.”
“The Indonesian market is not only familiar but also very dear to me having spent already considerable time there in my not too distant past. It’s a market that is coming into its own and poised to take off. Dentsu Aegis Network Indonesia is excellently placed with its unique capability sets and collaborative model manifested in the one P&L, to be a leader in the market. I’m thrilled to join the DAN Indonesia leadership team to help shape and lead the charge.” SK Biswas added.