GroupM India elevates Ashwin Padmanabhan and Sidharth Parashar

Padmanabhan was president-trading and partnerships, whereas Parashar was president-investments and pricing

Aug 24, 2022 01:15:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team

GroupM India has announced the elevation of Ashwin Padmanabhan as president – investments, trading and partnerships. 
 
Padmanabhan’s previous role was president-trading and partnerships. He will continue to report to Prasanth Kumar, South Asia CEO, GroupM and will be based in Gurugram.
 
Whereas, Sidharth Parashar has been elevated as chief investment officer for Mindshare APAC and will be based in Singapore. He was president – investments and pricing. 
 
Parashar will report to Helen McRae, chief executive officer, Mindshare APAC, and will work on enhancing Mindshare’s local market investment strategy and driving thinking and the opportunity for good growth and intentional investment for the region. 
 
Kumar said, “Sidharth has had a phenomenal career journey where the organisation has witnessed his evolution from a practice expert to a leader over the last 18 years with GroupM. He has successfully led the investment mandates across all media and has elevated the practice through innovative products and delivering exceptional value for our clients. I would like to wish him the very best and will continue to work closely with him as he drives the regional investment strategy for Mindshare. I am also excited to see Ashwin taking over this additional role.  He has a deep understanding of the business, and we continue to benefit from his knowledge of the media ecosystem. Focusing on cutting-edge innovation backed by his solid process orientation is a  value add for clients. His ‘start up’ mindset has helped GroupM venture into new practices, deploying  creativity to our Products and Solutions keeping client delight at the helm.” 
 
McRae said, “I am very pleased that Sid will be joining our regional team. He brings a tremendous depth of expertise and will be a great champion of Good  Growth for our clients.” 
 
Padmanabhan said, “GroupM has been a fertile ground for innovation and creating value in a highly entrepreneurial environment. This expanded remit motivates me to renew my focus on the GroupM value proposition for our clients, media partners, and technology partners. We want to keep the momentum up  with these relentless efforts toward improving today for a better tomorrow.” 
 
Parashar said, “It has been an amazing journey at GroupM, and I am delighted to now take over this new Mindshare APAC investments role. I look  forward to this opportunity in new markets to build value for our client’s business.”