GroupM India

GroupM India is a data centric, digitally charged marketing services conglomerate. With our six agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Motivator, Essence, m/SIX, 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.

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Prasanth Kumar

Chief Executive Officer, GroupM South Asia

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Prasanth Kumar

Chief Executive Officer, GroupM South Asia

Prasanth Kumar is the Chief Executive Officer – GroupM South Asia. He is responsible for driving operational excellence and currently leads teams across OpCos, Trading and Specialised Units to drive client delight while fortifying partnerships.

Most recently as Mindshare’s CEO, Prasanth oversaw Mindshare’s rapid expansion in the market, bringing it to a market-leading position and winning numerous global awards. Under his leadership, Mindshare India developed a record for the most number of new business wins by a single market and created a tradition of external accolades, including a Glass Lion at Cannes, a Grand Prix at WARC and an average of over 250+ external awards per year. Mindshare India was also recognized globally as number 2 in the Gunn report. Prior to Mindshare, he led the GroupM Central Trading Group across South Asia and championed exciting partnerships in digital and traditional media.

Prasanth, an MBA graduate from Madras University in his two decades plus years’ experience has always driven innovative initiatives and shaped industry best practices. 

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Tushar Vyas

President Growth and Transformation, GroupM South Asia

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Tushar Vyas

President Growth and Transformation, GroupM South Asia

Tushar Vyas is the President - Growth and Transformation for GroupM South Asia. Driving digital transformation and building capability across for tomorrow focusing on Digital, Data, Analytics, and Content. Tushar is responsible to help develop GroupM’s future-focused vision by harnessing data, digital and content to develop products for the future. 

Prior to this, 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 etc. GroupM’s Digital Media practice is today the largest digital media solution provider in India 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 the Internet.

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Rohit Suri

Chief Talent Officer, GroupM South Asia

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Rohit Suri

Chief Talent Officer, GroupM South Asia

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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Vishandas Hardasani

Chief Financial Officer, GroupM South Asia

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Vishandas Hardasani

Chief Financial Officer, GroupM South Asia

Vishandas Hardasani (Vishan) is the Chief Financial Officer at GroupM South Asia, leading the Finance, Legal, IT, Central Planning and Administration functions in the group. He is part of the GroupM India ExCo.  Prior to GroupM, Vishan has worked with Condè Nast India for nearly a decade as Finance Director. He was among the first few people to have joined the organization which launched global media brands- Vogue, GQ, Condè Nast Traveller and Architectural Digest in India.  Vishan holds an MBA in finance and is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. In his career spanning 20 years, he has led the financial function across various organizations including taxation, accounting, internal control, audit, financial planning and analysis. He has also worked with global partners, to bring in best practices in transforming businesses, linking financial results, analysis and planning to strategy and decision-making. Earlier in his career, Vishan has worked with KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, JWT and McCann Ericson.

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Mumbai

Level 7, BAY 99, The ORB, IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri East, Mumbai 400099

Prasanth Kumar

CEO, South Asia

ceo.groupmindia@groupm.com

+91 22 4239 8888