Dentsu International has announced the appointment of Rohit Suri as its chief HR officer (CHRO), South Asia.
He will be responsible for building teams in India and Sri Lanka and establishing new skills and talent initiatives. He will also focus on the company’s 'India 2.0' transformation journey and will accentuate the leadership agenda and talent pipeline.
He moves from GroupM South Asia, where he was chief talent officer and willreport to Ashish Bhasin, CEO dentsu Asia Pacific and chairman, dentsu India, and to Kinch Ong, regional HR director, dentsu Apac.
He will be based in Mumbai and his appointment is effective 15 September.
Bhasin said, “This is the beginning of our transformation journey and the dentsu India 2.0 path to success. Rohit is a proven, dedicated talent acquisition expert, within the industry and beyond, in driving a high-performance culture. With Rohit on board, he will be a leading force in our journey in building a new team for South Asia. He will ensure we have a compelling talent acquisition strategy for future talent. This is crucial as the region accelerates in growth and continues on the journey to realising our global ambition of becoming the most integrated network in the world, making us more agile and simpler for our clients to access our world-class capabilities and talents.”
Ong added, “Rohit is a pivotal hire for our team, a well-known name in the industry with a solid track record that we are confident will extend to our dentsu HR function through the impact from his integral role in India’s transformation 2.0. We look forward to having him join us, working together to advance our efforts to cement dentsu Asia Pacific as an employer of choice for people across the region.”
Suri said, “This is an exciting time and opportunity to join dentsu and be part of a pioneering team of next-generation leaders. With the pandemic, it is important, now more than ever, that we create real human connections and build a powerful culture. How can we bring incremental value by fostering a team spirit of excellence and togetherness? This is what I plan to achieve, together with my team, in the coming months and I cannot wait to get started.”
With close to 23 years of experience, he has also worked across companies like Shaadi.com, Paytm, Turner and Star India.
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