GroupM India

GroupM India is a data centric, digitally charged marketing services conglomerate. With our seven agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare, Motivator, mSix, Essence, and specialty services, GroupM India gives clients the advantage of global operation and learnings, along with local expertise and market insight. With our investment in data, technology and diverse talent, GroupM India aims to shape the future and transform challenges into opportunities for our clients.

Leadership

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CVL Srinivas

CEO, GroupM

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CVL Srinivas

CEO, GroupM

CVL Srinivas, popularly known as Srini, is CEO of GroupM South Asia, managing India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Under his leadership, GroupM is the leading media investment conglomerate in the region. Specifically in India, GroupM agencies Mindshare, Maxus, MEC, Mediacom and Motivator dominate the media agency industry. During his tenure GroupM India continues to dominate the industry awards, as well as win the Country of the Year at the GroupM APAC eMMies awards and the ‘Dream Company to Work For’ in the media and entertainment space by the World HRD Congress. Srini won the IAA leadership award for outstanding leadership amongst Media Agency heads.

Srini was part of the start up team at HTA that came together to form Fulcrum- the dedicated media planning and buying team for Hindustan Unilever. Over five years, he worked closely with the Unilever team, on the Foods and Personal Care portfolio. After the formation of GroupM in India, Srini helped set up Team Maxus as its first Managing Director, and later took the agency brand to Asia-Pacific as its first regional CEO.

During his career spanning over 20 years, Srini has also worked with other leading media agencies in India, managing clients such as Coca Cola, Cadbury’s, Vodafone, Samsung, Nokia, Perfetti to name a few.

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Lakshmi Narasimhan

Chief Growth Officer, GroupM

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Lakshmi Narasimhan

Chief Growth Officer, GroupM

Lakshmi Narasimhan is the Chief Growth Officer for GroupM South Asia. He leads the core media and digital teams at GroupM South Asia, including Xaxis and Madhouse. He is in charge of the media partnerships and digital teams, ensuring client benefit by leveraging GroupM’s scale seamlessly across all media touch points. Lakshmi main passion points include emerging technology and its use in modern communications. He actively looks at creating new business models and products at GroupM that drive our digital intelligence.

Lakshmi has prior experience with the group with stints at Mindshare Fulcrum as an Investment Director and GroupM as Head of the Central Trading Group in India. He was also the CEO of Web18, the digital unit of the Network18 group, and worked at Crayon Data.

Lakshmi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Delhi University, after which he pursued his post-graduation from the Mudra Institute of Communication. He is also passionate about long distance running and has participated in various marathons across the world.

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Tushar Vyas

Chief Strategy Officer, GroupM

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Tushar Vyas

Chief Strategy Officer, GroupM

Tushar Vyas is the Chief Strategy Officer at GroupM South Asia. Tushar is responsible to help develop GroupM’s future focused vision by harnessing data, digital and content to develop products for the future. GroupM is working on several initiatives to build new media products with a special focus on emerging categories like ecommerce. Tushar has a core team of digital product specialists, data scientists and content experts.

Prior to the strategy role, Tushar was heading GroupM Interaction, the digital media arm of GroupM. Under his leadership the unit grew to a 300+ member team, which has now been fully embedded in each individual agency. He was instrumental in expanding GroupM’s value added services in areas like content, search & programmatic buying, mobile, digital activation, social, insight and digital analytics. GroupM’s Digital Media practise is today the largest digital media solution provider in India, with more than 200 active clients, and has consistently won top honours across domestic and international awards. Tushar is an active speaker at various online, mobile & digital media summits and is part of IAMAI governing council.

During his career Tushar was also part of the SureWaves start-up team, creating the SureWaves Media Grid – an integrated Ad Aggregation, Content Delivery, Network Management, Media Planning & Reporting Platform for multiple forms of digital media other than Internet.

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Rohit Suri

Chief Talent Officer, GroupM

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Rohit Suri

Chief Talent Officer, GroupM

Rohit Suri is the Chief Talent Officer for GroupM, South Asia. Partnering with the leadership teams, he is responsible for building out talent initiatives regionally, to ensure all GroupM talent have exceptional career experiences and development, while maximizing their full potential. He is also a part of the GroupM South Asia, and the GroupM APAC Talent Executive Committees. 

Rohit comes 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.

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Mumbai

International Business Park, Oberoi garden City, goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063, India

CVL Srinivas

CEO

cvl.srinivas@groupm.com

+91 22 4239 8888