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#MeToo wave: Four senior executives of Dentsu Aegis Network resign

#MeToo wave: Four senior executives of Dentsu Aegis Network resign

#MeToo wave: Four senior executives of Dentsu Aegis Network resign
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By CNBC-TV18 Oct 19, 2018 7:09:03 AM IST (Updated)

The company said Happy Mcgarrybowen CEO Kartik Iyer, managing director Praveen Das, senior creative director of Happy Creative Services Bodhisatwa Dasgupta and national creative director of iProspect India Dinesh Swamy have stepped down from their positions.

Multinational media and digital marketing communications company Dentsu Aegis Network on Thursday said that four senior leaders of Happy Mcgarrybowen and iProspect India have been stepped down from their positions following allegations sexual harassment.

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The company said Happy Mcgarrybowen CEO Kartik Iyer, managing director Praveen Das, senior creative director of Happy Creative Services Bodhisatwa Dasgupta and national creative director of iProspect India Dinesh Swamy have stepped down from their positions.
“Dentsu Aegis Network has always believed in providing a safe environment at our workplaces which is free from any kind of harassment. We have a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of harassment at our workplaces,” the company said in a statement.
Allegations of sexual harassment by anonymous women had surfaced against Iyer, Das and Swamy on a Twitter post, while Dasgupta's name surfaced in a post on Medium, an online publishing platform.
Iyer and Das co-founded the Bengaluru-based Happy Creative Services in 2007. It was renamed to Happy Mcgarrybowen after Dentsu Aegis Network acquired it in 2016. The London-based company bought digital advertising agency iProspect in 2012.
Dasgupta joined Happy Mcgarrybowen in November 2017, while Swami joined iProspect in August 2018.
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