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GroupM promotes Himanshu Shekhar as cluster CEO

Himanshu Shekhar's role as GroupM Thailand's cluster CEO has been expanded to include Indonesia and Vietnam. This was announced on GroupM Indonesia's LinkedIn page.

Shekhar has this to say about his new position: “The Group’s strategy to cluster Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam under one unified leadership will strengthen market capabilities and network agility. Given the breadth and depth of resources across these three important markets, we will be able to scale our capabilities and solutions to deliver enhanced value for all our clients and partners. I am thrilled to partner an illustrious leader like Pathamawan whose depth of field experience in Thailand will undoubtedly propel us into an even more glorious future.”

Shekhar has worked in the media industry for over two decades, holding several senior positions in GroupM Agencies (Mindshare) in India, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. In 2011, he was named CEO of Indonesia, and in 2014, he was named CEO of Southeast Asia. He has worked with global and local clients in various roles, including Unilever, Nestle, GSK, Indofood, Shopee, and others.

He previously worked with Mindshare India for over seven years (most recently as General Manager) and Big FM for two years as Business Head North and West.

His journey in the media has been one of systemic change. Driving new ideas, assembling a high-performing workforce, and cultivating key alliances have earned industry accolades both locally and abroad. Over the years, his leadership has helped the company achieve long-term success, garnered industry acclaim, and forged lasting relationships.


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