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GroupM names Gaurav Hirey as Chief Talent Officer, South Asia

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GroupM names Gaurav Hirey as Chief Talent Officer, South Asia

GroupM has announced the appointment of Gaurav Hirey as Chief Talent Officer South Asia. Hirey has been a part of GroupM since 2008 and is currently the Regional HR Director, APAC. In his new expanded role as CTO, South Asia, Hirey will be responsible for driving the agenda on people, culture and values at GroupM, which will include employee acquisition, training, development, retention and growth for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Hirey will continue to work with GroupM APAC Regional Talent team and will be based out of Mumbai from January 1, 2014. He will also be part of the GroupM South Asia Executive Committee and will report to CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM South Asia and Angela Ryan, Global CTO, GroupM.

Speaking on Hirey’s appointment, CVL Srinivas said, “GroupM has always placed a lot of emphasis on talent, and over the years we have built a strong talent team. As we move to the next stage of the People Transformation journey, I am pleased to welcome Gaurav Hirey back as our Chief Talent Officer (CTO) - South Asia. Gaurav has a successful track record of making things happen and is the best person to lead our people agenda. We look forward to having him back with us.”

On his new role, Hirey said, “India and South Asian markets are exciting markets. We have been able to innovate and raise the bar year after year. I am very excited about the new leadership and the new vision at GroupM South Asia and look forward to leveraging the last two years of my international exposure and the network to help and impact business results.”

Hirey had joined GroupM initially in 2008 in Mumbai and built the Human Resources function at GroupM India before moving into a regional role in Singapore. For the last two years he was based in Singapore with the APAC GroupM Regional Talent Team, where he worked on GroupM APAC projects and also had the mandate of being a business partner for Maxus APAC.

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