Ashwini Gangal
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Taproot's Santosh Padhi moves out of Dentsu system

He joins a long list of senior-level exits from the dentsu network in the past few weeks.

Just days after Agnello Dias, aka, Aggie, announced his exit from Dentsu, his partner and Taproot co-founder Santosh Padhi, aka Paddy, has also stepped down. Paddy was officially designated as Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder at Taproot Dentsu. Aggie held the same title.


Sources have confirmed the news to afaqs!.


Recall that Taproot, founded by Paddy and Aggie in January 2009, was acquired by Dentsu in 2012. Read about the acquisition here.

Before they set up Taproot, Aggie was chief creative officer of JWT India, while Paddy was executive creative director at Leo Burnett.

Dentsu has consistently been in the news over the last few weeks, because several senior executives have moved out of the network. We've rounded up the reported names in this report.