WPP has announced the launch of a Global Engineering Centre (GEC) in Chennai, India.
This centre aims to play a role in strengthening WPP’s global service by merging its technology and creative abilities.
With this launch in Chennai, WPP will establish an office located in the city for its new GEC and will set up a team of over 200 IT professionals.
Mark Read, CEO, WPP, said, “The pandemic has caused a fundamental shift in the way most businesses operate. Technology, now more than ever is the primary driver of growth and will be critical to help us build back not just better – but best. WPP is genuinely invested in growing our presence in India and increasing our focus on recruiting highly skilled talent at a local level – not only in our creative industries but also in the technology industry. Our new WPP colleagues in Chennai will play a pivotal role in further developing our technology offering – and will have the unique opportunity to work together with colleagues in an industry that has the power to create positive change at scale. Something I’m very excited about.”
CVL Srinivas, country manager, India, WPP, said, “India is already playing a major role in WPP’s transformation with over 4000 people working across several global technology COEs (centre of excellence). The GEC will add to this talent pool and help us scale technology across our global company. We are excited to welcome our colleagues to Chennai.”
Rachel Higham, chief information officer, WPP, said, “I’m extremely excited about the launch of our new GEC in Chennai and the potential we have to further accelerate our position as leaders not only in the creative transformation industries but also the IT industry. In support of our purpose to build better futures for our people, we are committed to investing in its personal and professional advancement, placing them in the best position to grow their careers with us in the way that they want to. By joining us, they will be part of a team that develops, supports, and delivers cutting-edge technology – providing them with a unique opportunity to be pioneers in the field.”