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Asia Pacific

T. Gangadhar


As CEO for Essence in APAC, T. Gangadhar is responsible for the agency's business strategy, development, and growth across the company's fastest growing region.

With more than two decades' experience in marketing, advertising, and media, 'Gangs' brings deep expertise in branding and communications to his role. Prior to joining Essence, he most recently served as Managing Director, South Asia, at MEC. He has also previously worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing for Sony Entertainment Television in India's flagship movies and special events channel, Sony MAX, where he helped the channel secure the broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League. Before Sony, Gangadhar worked as Vice President, Strategic Planning at Lowe Lintas India after beginning his career in client services and account management.

A believer in keeping things simple, Gangs is interested in the intersection of consumer technology and behavioral science. He is based in Essence's Mumbai office where he works closely with Essence's global and APAC leadership.