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Millward Brown appoints Gaurav Hirey as Chief Human Resource Office for Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific

03-November-2015
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Millward Brown appoints Gaurav Hirey as Chief Human Resource Office for Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific

Millward Brown, a brand, digital and communication research agency announced the appointment of Gaurav Hirey as Chief Human Resource Officer for its Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region.

His appointment commenced on November 01 and he will be based in Singapore.

Hirey brings more than 20 years of HR leadership experience to Millward Brown. Previously, he spent seven years with WPP’s GroupM, most recently as Executive Board member and Chief Talent Officer, South Asia. Before that, he was regional Chief Talent Officer for Maxus Asia Pacific and, earlier, Head of Human Resource for GroupM South Asia.

Hirey is credited with establishing a thriving value-added HR function at GroupM South Asia and has helped drive various path breaking talent initiatives which earned GroupM India the titles of the “Dream Employer in Media” and the “Best Employer Brand in the Media and Entertainment Industry” in India. He was also a part of the core team which created the Maxus PACE behaviours that have now been adopted globally by Maxus.  Hirey was awarded the HR Leadership and HR Achiever of the Year award at the World HRD Congress this year in February 2015.

Adrian Gonzalez, CEO of Millward Brown Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific said, “I am delighted to be working with Gaurav. He has a superb talent leadership pedigree with WPP and will add greatly to our development as we support our clients through a period of immense change.”

Commenting on his appointment, Gaurav Hirey said, “These are interesting transformational times for the brand and communications industry. I am honoured to join a hugely credible organisation with an equally inspiring and passionate leadership team. I look forward to working with Millward Brown to help add value to our clients and employees.”

Hirey is passionate about helping children and was the chief sponsor for GroupM India’s corporate responsibility initiative, Lighting the Sparks.

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