Dentsu International, a multinational media and digital marketing communications company has announced the appointment of Rohit Suri as Chief Human Resource Officer, South Asia. His appointment is effective from September 15.
Prior to this, Rohit was Chief Talent Officer (CTO) at GroupM South Asia, leading human resources and talent operations in the region.
In his new role, Rohit will build a high-performance team in India and Sri Lanka, establishing new skills and talent initiatives while shaping a people-oriented, value-led culture. His core focus will be to drive the India 2.0 transformation journey. He will accentuate the Leadership agenda and talent pipeline, pivotal in futureproofing the long-term competitiveness of the business.
Rohit comes with 23 years of progressive experience in fast-paced Consumer Internet, Technology, and Media companies. He has worked across South Asia, APAC, and Europe. Over the last 16 years, Rohit has held leadership roles spearheading Change, Business Transformation, Leadership Development Programmes, HR Project Management, and Cultural Integration.
Ashish Bhasin, CEO, Dentsu APAC, and Chairman Dentsu India, said, “This is the beginning of our transformation journey and the Dentsu India 2.0 path to success. Rohit is a proven, dedicated talent acquisition expert, within the industry and beyond, in driving a high-performance culture. With Rohit on board, he will be a leading force in our journey in building a new team for South Asia. He will ensure we have a compelling talent acquisition strategy for future talent. This is crucial as the region accelerates in growth and continues on the journey to realising our global ambition of becoming the most integrated network in the world, making us more agile and simpler for our clients to access our world-class capabilities and talents.”
Rohit Suri, Chief HR Officer, Dentsu South Asia, said, “This is an exciting time and opportunity to join Dentsu and be part of a pioneering team of next-generation leaders. With the pandemic, it is important, now more than ever, that we create real human connections and build a powerful culture. How can we bring incremental value by fostering a team spirit of excellence and togetherness? This is what I plan to achieve, together with my team, in the coming months and I cannot wait to get started.”
Kinch Ong, Regional HR Director, Dentsu Asia Pacific, said, “Rohit is a pivotal hire for our team, a well-known name in the industry with a solid track record that we are confident will extend to our Dentsu HR function through the impact from his integral role in India’s transformation 2.0. We look forward to having him join us, working together to advance our efforts to cement Dentsu Asia Pacific as an employer of choice for people across the region.”