Wavemaker Asia Pacific promotes Sharad Chandra as Regional Investment Director

Wavemaker Asia Pacific, one of the leading media agencies under GroupM, recently announced the promotion of Sharad Chandra as Regional Investment Director, Asia Pacific, effective January 2022. He will continue to be based out of GroupM’s regional hub in Hong Kong and report to Jason Wendt, Head of Investment for Wavemaker Asia Pacific.
This is his second stint with GroupM, the first starting back in 2011 when he joined Maxus (now Wavemaker) India on the Pernod Ricard India business. Before joining Wavemaker’s regional investment team in 2018, Sharad worked as Head of Content for Airtel’s DTH business and later with EY as part of their marketing & advertising consulting arm – MARS. In his new role, he will be responsible for handling key global and regional pitches from a pricing perspective and supporting the regional head of investment to lead Wavemaker’s investment mandate across all APAC markets.
An alumnus of MICA (class of 2009), Sharad has been a part of the marketing and advertising industry since the beginning of his career when he joined Madison Communication’s Delhi office on the Bharti Airtel account as part of their media buying team.


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