Pandit, who was managing partner, special projects, was associated with the agency for 13 years.
Speaking about his experience at the agency, Pandit says, "It's been a wonderful journey with GroupM. After 31 years in the business, I thought it was time to take a break. Training, teaching and sports have always been a passion. Hopefully, I will be able to contribute in these spheres. It feels sad leaving a great organisation and some great people that I worked with."
CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM South Asia, says, "Hiren has had a long and distinguished career with GroupM. He has contributed immensely to our organisation through various roles. As he looks to explore career options outside our network, we wish him the very best."
In 2000, Pandit joined Mindshare in Mumbai. He then headed GroupM's entertainment, sports and partnerships practice in 2006. He was a part of Aspire, the agency's training programme. He was also associated with JWT for close to 12 years and left the agency as vice-president, media.