GroupM today announced that Himanshu Shekhar will be taking over from Ed Thesiger as CEO GroupM Indonesia effective 1st Jan 2019. Thesiger, CEO GroupM Indonesia will be relocating to the UK at the end of March 2019 to set up his own consulting business.
Shekhar has been based in Indonesia since March 2010 when he joined as the Managing Director for Mindshare’s business with Unilever. He was later promoted to CEO of Mindshare Indonesia in December 2011. In January 2015, Himanshu was promoted to his current position, CEO of Mindshare South East Asia.
“Leading GroupM Indonesia is a massive responsibility. Across our agencies, Mediacom, Mindshare, Wavemaker, and Essence, we have some of the brightest minds working with super successful brands on creating media for business growth. I am thankful to our leadership and teams for building trusted partnerships with clients, media and tech ecosystems over the years. Today, Indonesia’s media is among the most vibrant globally. We have global innovation originating here and best practices taking shape in some areas. Our global networks have been deeply committed to this already, and I am excited to add my efforts to this journey. I am thankful for the trust, and look forward to working together with our wonderful teams and partners.”Himanshu Shekhar, CEO at GroupM Indonesia
GroupM says Ed Thesiger will work closely with Himanshu to ensure a smooth transition over the coming weeks. Himanshu will continue to be based in Jakarta with his family and will report directly to Mark Patterson.