Wunderman Thompson India has announced the appointment of Jyoti Mahendru as its new Chief People Officer, effective August 01.
Jyoti will report directly to Shams Jasani, CEO, Wunderman Thompson South Asia. In this role, she will be responsible for talent development and talent acquisition strategies across the organization and its group companies while growing and enhancing the agency’s DEI, talent management, and development initiatives.
Welcoming Jyoti to Wunderman Thompson India, Shams Jasani said, “People are our strongest asset and Jyoti’s appointment comes at a time when we are keenly looking at bolstering our efforts to create an environment that fosters learning, growth, and development.”
“With her varied exposure, expertise, and experience, Jyoti will help us build high-performance teams that is integral to our next phase of growth while helping us streamline processes and shape practices that will enable every employee to accelerate growth, unlock their potential and have a fulfilling career”, Shams Jasani added.
On taking up her new role at Wunderman Thompson, India, Jyoti Mahendru said, “Wunderman Thompson India is on an incredible journey to inspire growth for businesses and talent.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of a legacy agency that has set its vision on being people first that recognizes and rewards talent, with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion”, Jyoti Mahendru added.
Jyoti further said, “As the new Chief People Officer, I am looking to drive change that not only creates an agile future-ready organization but also, increases a sense of employee belonging and fostering the next generation of leaders.”
Jyoti is a seasoned professional with over two decades in the industry guiding organizations through growth and transformation. She has held leadership positions across diverse industries, such as Media, Retail & Advertising.
Prior to Wunderman Thompson India, Jyoti was associated with McCann Worldgroup India as the Executive Vice President – Human Resources.
Previously, Jyoti was associated with KNAV International Ltd, Bharti Wal-Mart, Belden Inc, Modicare Ltd (KK Modi Group), Barista Coffee Company Ltd, Star TV Network, and LNJ Bhilwara Group.
Jyoti is an alumnus of the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. She completed her BA, in Economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University.