Millward Brown has appointed Gaurav Hirey as chief human resource officer for its Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region.
Hirey brings more than 20 years of HR leadership experience to Millward Brown. Previously, he spent seven years with WPP’s GroupM, most recently as executive board member and chief talent officer, South Asia. Before that, Hirey was regional chief talent officer for Maxus Asia Pacific and, earlier, head of human resource for GroupM South Asia.
Hirey is credited with establishing a thriving value-added HR function at GroupM South Asia and has helped drive various path breaking talent initiatives which earned GroupM India.
Adrian Gonzalez, CEO of Millward Brown Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, said, “I am delighted to be working with Hirey. He has a superb talent leadership pedigree with WPP and will add greatly to our development as we support our clients through a period of immense change.”
Hirey said: “These are interesting transformational times for the brand and communications industry. I am honoured to join a hugely credible organisation with an equally inspiring and passionate leadership team. I look forward to working with Millward Brown to help add value to our clients and employees.”
Hirey’s appointment commences on 1 November and he will be based in Singapore.