Wavemaker India has announced changes to its leadership team.
Vishal Jacob returns to the agency as chief digital officer after close to two years with GroupM as principal consultant – change planning and transformation. Jacob has been with GroupM for 14 years.
Kishan Kumar MS has been elevated and has taken on a larger role as chief growth officer, Wavemaker India. Kumar also continues to lead Wavemaker's business in South India across Bangalore, Chennai, Kerala and Hyderabad.
Premjeet Sodhi, formerly chief growth officer has been appointed as chief strategy officer. Sodhi joined Wavemaker in April this year after a two-year stint with Mindshare Fulcrum as the agency head.
Sandeep Pandey, who leads product and strategy has been elevated as global head of analytics where he will be driving Wavemaker’s global practice on analytics. Pandey has been with GroupM for the last 15 years in leadership positions across Apac markets. He joined Wavemaker in 2014 as Asia Pacific head of marketing effectiveness. He will continue to be based in Gurugram as he transitions into his global role.
Ajay Gupte, CEO – South Asia, Wavemaker, said, “This has been an extraordinary year that has challenged us in many ways. These changes are designed to enhance our position and enable us to drive continuous growth for our clients, teams and other stakeholders. I am excited about these changes and look forward to create some positive disruptions in the near future”.
Kumar, Sodhi and Jacob will report to Gupte.