GroupM, WPP’s media investment group has named Madhvi Pahwa as its new Chief People Officer for the South Asia region (APAC). Pahwa, who was previously Chief People Officer at Mindshare APAC was promoted into the role to lead the GroupM India talent team and develop the company's talent proposition for the region. She will report to GroupM South Asia CEO, Prasanth Kumar and replaces Rohit Suri, who is moving on to explore other opportunities.
Prasanth Kumar, CEO, GroupM South Asia, said, “Madhvi has a proven track record of delivering innovation and education that moves the dial for the business. She is the perfect choice to lead the GroupM South Asia talent team and to lead us into the next phase of our growth. ”
In the six years she worked as Mindshare’s APAC CPO, Pahwa led several unique initiatives in the region including, the design and rollout of Mindshare’s award-winning ‘Balance’ program in APAC. This resilience training program won a Women Leading Change Award two years in a row (2020 & 2021) and is now being extended globally. She is also credited for bringing Mindshare’s ‘Momentum’ high potential leadership training program to Asia and delivering numerous L&D programs across commerce, AI, and planning.
On her appointment, Madhvi stated, “Our employee promise has been to make Mindshare the place where you do your best work, and it has certainly been true for me. The people, priorities, and culture just come together almost magically to bring out the best in you. I am grateful and proud to be part of the GroupM network that has given me growth opportunities across multiple agencies and geographic remits spanning global, regional, and markets while supporting flexibility and personal priorities. I am super excited for the next chapter for GroupM India.”
Meanwhile, as Madhvi takes on her new role, a replacement for the role of Mindshare APAC CPO will be announced shortly by the company.
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