Anand Chakravarthy is Managing Director, India at Essence, a global data and measurement-driven media agency which is part of GroupM. In his role, he leads the agency’s India operations across its offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
With over 20 years of experience in media, marketing and advertising, Anand has a demonstrated history of high performance. Prior to Essence, he was Managing Partner at Maxus India. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President at Reliance Broadcast Network, where he also took on positions including CMO and Business Head for BIG CBS Network. He started his career at Research International India, before moving to Lowe India, where he quickly rose to become Assistant Vice President of Strategic Planning.
Anand has an insatiable appetite for consuming content, so as to open up a whole new world of insights. In addition, his experience in multiple industries has given him multiperspectivity which helps him explore situations from different angles to piece together comprehensive and accurate solutions. Anand graduated from Pune University with a Master of Business Administration degree specialising in Marketing.