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Isobar's Rahul Vengalil steps down

Vengalil joined the agency in April 2020 as its Chief Business Officer.

As per sources, Rahul Vengalil, Managing Partner, Isobar (the creative experience agency from the house of dentsu India) has stepped down. He had joined the agency in April 2020 as the Chief Business Officer.

This was his second stint with Isobar. Earlier, Vengalil had worked with the agency from 2011 to 2016. In December 2016, he started his own venture called What Clicks. The venture was launched to identify various wastages in digital investment related to but not limited to ad fraud, transparency, fragmentation, dated technology stack, lack of awareness & knowledge, etc.

While the reason for Vengalil's stepping down and his next move is unknown, this makes the latest exit from the dentsu group. Last year several senior level people moved on from the agency. The departures began with Gopa Menon (COO, Isobar) in July 2021, followed by Rubeena Singh (CEO, iProspect), Vivek Bhargava (CEO, DAN Performance Group), Gautam Mehra (chief data and product officer, APAC, and CEO, DAN Programmatic) and Anand Bhadkamkar (CEO, dentsu India) in August.

The next month (September) saw Shamsuddin Jasani (Group MD, South Asia, Isobar) and Taproot Dentsu India co-founders Agnello Dias and Santosh Padhi resigning within days of each other. Haresh Nayak (president, Posterscope Asia Pacific) and Sahil Arora (head, CSR, Indeed) were the next. Ashish Bhasin, CEO, dentsu APAC & Chairman India, also ended his 13-year-long tenure with the network in November, last year.

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