Speeding up its growth journey, Dentsu, an advertising and public relations company, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Unmesh Pawar as Chief People Officer (CPO) for India & South Asia. In his new role, Unmesh will report to Luke Speers, Chief People Officer, Dentsu APAC, and Peter Huijboom, Interim CEO, Dentsu India.
He will oversee all aspects of the talent strategy across the Indian and South Asia markets. He will also continue to work towards enhancing the network’s employee experience and overarching value proposition.
Unmesh has more than 25 years of experience in diverse aspects of Human Resources, with an early foundation in services and consulting. He has built differentiated capabilities for well-known brands such as Accenture, Mastek, Tata, and Peerless by designing and deploying innovative talent management practices. Previously, Unmesh served as KPMG’s Chief People Officer.
Sunil Seth, who has been supporting the network as Human Resource Director-South Asia, will continue to maintain his role in Dentsu India. He will report to Unmesh and focus on the People function’s operations, making sure these are set up for success.