GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has elevated Madhvi Pahwa as its new Chief People Officer for South Asia. Previously, she was Chief People Officer at Mindshare Apac prior. Madhvi replaces Rohit Suri who is moving on to explore other opportunities.
A replacement for the role of Mindshare APAC CPO will be announced shortly. In her new role, Pahwa will report to Prasanth Kumar, CEO, GroupM South Asia.
Kumar said. “Madhvi has a proven track record of delivering innovation and education that moves the dial for the business. She is the perfect choice to lead the GroupM South Asia talent team and to lead us into the next phase of our growth,”
He said, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rohit Suri for his commitment and efforts in helping build the talent team across South Asia. We greatly appreciate his contributions and wish him the best.”
Pahwa said, “Our employee promise has been to make Mindshare the place where you do your best work, and it has certainly been true for me. The people, priorities and culture just come together almost magically to bring out the best in you,”
She said, “I am grateful and proud to be part of the GroupM network that has given me growth opportunities across multiple agencies and geographic remits spanning global, regional, and markets while supporting flexibility and personal priorities. I am super excited for the next chapter for GroupM India.”
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $60B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence, and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis.
It has 32,000 employees and is ranked 1st among its top 10 competitors. Its parent company has been WPP plc since Jun 2003. GroupM portfolio includes Data & Technology, Investment, and Services, all united in the vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people.