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dentsu India elevates Sahil Shah as managing partner of WATConsult

India – WATConsult, the hybrid digital agency from the Isobar India group and within the dentsu network, has elevated Sahil Shah, the agency’s former chief business officer (CBO), to the role of managing partner.

As one of the key founding members of the organization, dentsu said that Shah has played a significant role in shaping and building the agency since 2009. 

“He has moved from strength to strength, successfully cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation within the agency,” said dentsu.

It is under Shah’s ‘hawk-eyed’ leadership alongside his team’s ‘powerful’ guidance that WATConsult has grown to become one of the most accoladed agencies in India over the last decade. 

Some of the awards that the agency has won in the recent period include the GRAND PRIX at Prague International Advertising Festival, the Grand Emvie & Gold Effies for Racold’s #MindYour Language, an Emvie Gold for SBI Life’s Thanks a Dot, and a Gold at Shortys for Starbucks’ Barista Call Out. To date, WATConsult has brought home 11 Agency of the Year titles.

In his new role, Shah will continue to report to newly appointed CEO of Isobar India group, Heeru Dingra, and will spearhead the agency operations. Shah will also be responsible for bringing in new business for the agency.

Speaking on his new role, Shah said, “After spending a decade and more in building this agency, my heart fills with pride as I watch it grow stronger each day. The digital landscape has certainly evolved and the teams at WATConsult have kept pace with this change by delivering some path-breaking campaigns. 

“As we move towards our next phase of growth as a network, my team and I look forward to taking on this new journey with power and gusto,” added Shah.

Meanwhile, Dingra comments, “Sahil is one of our strongest assets. His expertise in managing clients and the team is commendable. A great team leader, Sahil, along with the talented workforce at WATConsult, will continue to bring in new creativity to ensure persistent growth of clients. Together, and as a network, we are ready to explore a new pathway to our future.”

Just recently, dentsu India has bolstered its digital, experiential, and pr capabilities under the Isobar India group, comprising Isobar India and WATConsult, and the PR agency, Perfect Relations. 

The change is part of the network’s global plan to transform into the world’s most integrated group by 2024.