GroupM promotes Gaurav Hirey as chief talent officer, South Asia

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Planning & Buying | December 16, 2013
Hirey has more than 13 years of experience in HR and was working as regional HR director, APAC, GroupM.

GroupM has promoted Gaurav Hirey as chief talent officer for South Asia region. He has been working with the agency as regional HR director, APAC, since 2008.

Gaurav Hirey

Hirey will be based in Mumbai and will report to CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM South Asia and Angela Ryan, global CTO, GroupM.

In his new expanded role, 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 also be a part of the GroupM South Asia Executive Committee and continue to work with the GroupM APAC regional talent team.

Speaking on his appointment, Hirey says, "India and South Asian markets are exciting markets. We have been able to innovate and raise the bar year after year. Mumbai is home ground and so always a pleasure to be back! 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."

CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM South Asia, says, "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 back Gaurav Hirey."

Hirey has more than 13 years of experience in human resources. He has worked with Midday Multimedia, AC Nielsen, Aditya Birla Maniacs, CNBC-TV18 and GroupM.

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