GroupM appoints Vandana Tilwani

GroupM, the leading media planning and investment conglomerate has announced the appointment of Vandana Tilwani as Head – Talent Acquisition and Performance, India. Vandana will report in to Gaurav Hirey, Chief Talent Officer, GroupM South Asia, and is based out of the Mumbai office.

Prior to joining GroupM Vandana Tilwani was heading the HR function at Condé Nast, India. She has worked with leading companies such as Wipro, Ugam Solutions, Sitel India, WNS Global Service, Hilton Mumbai and Condé Nast India.

With over 17 years of experience Vandana has worked in the BPO/KPO, media-publishing, service & hospitality industry as HR Generalist, she has extensive experience in Talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation & benefits, performance management and organizational development.

Speaking on the new appointment in the team, Gaurav Hirey said, “As we leap into a challenging and exciting media environment, GroupM is making a large investments in what matters most, our people. The talent function takes a new direction at GroupM in 2015. We are delighted to welcome Vandana on board, who, brings with her a wealth of not just domain knowledge on human resourcing, but functions in the media industry as well. Coupled with her appreciation for the changes technology brings to this function, we look forward to building a strong acquisition and performance team at GroupM.”

Commenting on joining GroupM, Vandana Tilwani said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of India's biggest and best media agency with strong HR principles. There are huge opportunities for our businesses to realize the benefits of managing talent and hence I am looking forward to providing successful motivation to our employees to achieve its aims.  I have always been an enthusiast of work and culture of GroupM and I feel privileged to be a part of this agency.”

GroupM India, the country’s largest media investment conglomerate, was honored with the ‘The Dream Company To Work’ Award for in the Media and Entertainment sector. Over the last 12 years, GroupM India has cemented its position as an innovator and thought leader in the media industry. GroupM also has a distinction of having invested in a full-fledged talent management team the only one in the media and entertainment industry. Over the last year, GroupM has made a paradigm shift in the way it operates in South Asia, keeping in mind the ever changing media landscape.


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