Global digital agency Dept launches in Asia Pacific

Vishnu Mohan will lead the agency as Partner & Chief Growth Officer.

Global digital agency Dept has officially launched its Asia Pacific operations, headed up by former Havas Group CEO Vishnu Mohan. 

Vishnu Mohan, Partner & Chief Growth Officer, DEPT Agency

Founded in Amsterdam in 2015, Dept has quickly grown across the globe, from 150 people in The Netherlands to more than 2,000 people in seventeen countries across five continents and was the most awarded independent agency at the 2021 Webby Awards.

Dept works in integrated teams to build and accelerate digital products, services and campaigns for its clients. Some of the agency’s clients include Google, KFC, Twitch, Patagonia and Spotify.

“Over the last few years, we’ve delivered a variety of impactful projects in the Asia Pacific market for brands like Mizuno, Samsung, Weber, Fujitsu, and KLM,” said Dimi Albers, Global CEO of Dept. “Our vision has always been to help our clients work with the best talent in the world, regardless of geography. Having a skilled team on the ground that works fully integrated with our teams across EMEA and the Americas  will help us make an even bigger impact in APAC, both for our global clients and local brands. With Vishnu’s network, market knowledge and growth mindset, we’ve found the right leader to boost our Asia journey.” 

“Dept is a very strong digital transformation agency with a rich tech heritage,” said Vishnu Mohan, Partner & Chief Growth Officer, Dept. “Their integrated one-stop-shop principle of delivering tech, design, creative and performance with a simple structure, speed, clarity, and personal contact is why I truly believe it can make a difference in the APAC markets.”

Dept is majority owned by Carlyle, one of the largest PE firms globally.