GroupM has announced the appointment of Rohit Suri as Chief Talent Officer for South Asia. Suri joins on February 1st, and will be based in Mumbai. He was previously the Vice President of Human Resources at People Interactive and will report to CVL Srinivas, CEO of GroupM South Asia and Angela Ryan, Chief Talent Office for GroupM APAC. He takes over from Gaurav Hirey, who is now based in Singapore with Millward Brown, another WPP company.
Speaking on Suri’s appointment, Srinivas said “We are at an exciting stage in our journey to build a data centric digitally charged Agency network of the Future. We are delighted to welcome Rohit to our team. Given his vast experience across different markets and the several interesting initiatives he has championed in his career we are sure he will add a lot of value to our business and take our strong talent management practice to the next level."
Oh his appointment Suri said, “I am very excited to take this step in my career and join the world’s largest media investment group. GroupM has embarked on an exciting journey which places talent management at the core. I look forward to leveraging my experiences in total rewards and innovative talent management practices in India, APAC and Europe for the growth of GroupM's business.”
Suri joins the group from a consumer Internet company- People Interactive, where he was Vice President, Human Resources. Earlier in his career, he also held leadership roles at One97 Communications and Turner International. Having helmed HR teams in technology, internet and media companies – with 17 years’ experience in change management, business partnership and cultural integration roles, Rohit will be leading GroupM’s Human Resources and Talent Operations in South Asia.
Partnering with the leadership teams, he will be responsible for building out talent initiatives regionally, to ensure all GroupM talent have exceptional career experiences and development, while maximizing their full potential. He will also be a part of the GroupM South Asia, and the GroupM APAC Talent Executive Committees.