Dentsu appoints Unmesh Pawar as chief people officer

Was advisor, mentor and angel investor at Neev Angels

Nov 28, 2022 11:59:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

Dentsu has announced the appointment of Unmesh Pawar as chief people officer (CPO) for India and South Asia. 
He will continue to bolster the agency’s talent expertise across the Indian and South Asia markets and oversee all aspects of the talent strategy. Pawar will also continue to work towards enhancing the network’s employee experience and value proposition. 
He will report to Luke Speers, chief people officer, dentsu APAC, and Peter Huijboom, interim CEO, dentsu India.
Prior to this, he was advisor, mentor and angel investor at Neev Angels, the company he founded. 
Sunil Seth, human resource director - South Asia, will continue his role at dentsu India. He will report to Pawar.  
Speers said, “We are delighted to have Unmesh joining us. His experience and performance over a long period of time perfectly align with the transformational nature of developing people strategies and products fit for the future. The path ahead for this great market is incredibly exciting and I very much look forward to partnering with him to enhance the way our employees experience dentsu every day.”
Huijboom added, “Dentsu has always positively adapted to the fast-changing market dynamics with agility. Attracting and retaining key talent is crucial to continue serving our clients with excellence and passion. Unmesh will play a key role in that. The experience and expertise he brings will add value and help accelerate success. We are delighted to have him on board!” 
Pawar said, “The ongoing transformation has set Dentsu on the path to lead the future and become the preferred choice for its clients. It is a huge opportunity for me to build a talent-powered capability that is distinctively local. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and deliver innovation and value, and nurture talent as we instil new levels of pride amongst our employees.”
With over 25 years of experience, he has also worked with companies like KPMG India, Accenture, among others.