Mindshare Asia Pacific is shuffling its management across Philippines and Indonesia, moving Sudesh Puthran the current managing director of Mindshare Philippines to the Jakarta office effective January to take on the managing director of Mindshare Indonesia role. This comes shortly after Himanshu Shekhar took on the CEO of GroupM role.
Puthran (pictured) has been with Mindshare for nearly 11.5 years across the Philippines and Indonesia markets in various stints. He previously spent over eight years in Indonesia in various client leadership roles at Mindshare and also a couple of years at the client side with Coca Cola prior to becoming MD of the Philippines market. Prior to Mindshare Sudesh held various planning roles at local and regional levels in India, Dubai and Singapore.
“Really excited to be back with Indonesia, one of the largest SEA markets for Mindshare, looking forward to connect with the stellar Indonesian team and continue the journey of growth and success” said Puthran.
Taking over as managing director of the Philippines office is Abhishek Gupta who is currently the lead for the Unilever business in the Philippines market. Gupta also a Mindshare veteran spent a little over 13 years at the agency. He started out in Mumbai and soon came into the Unilever regional team in Singapore growing through the ranks to become regional director.
“I am excited to take this new opportunity. It is a great role with immense possibilities to create bespoke products powered by data, technology, content and commerce. I look forward to continuing to work with the brightest minds in the industry and committed to drive Mindshare growth and ambition in Philippines” said Gupta .
“It’s great to see some of our brightest talent find their next big career steps within the company itself. Puthran and Gupta truly represent the Mindshare values of speed, teamwork and provocation and am delighted for them as they start the next big chapters of their careers. Indonesia and Philippines are two powerhouse offices for us in Southeast Asia and I look forward to the two setting new benchmarks” said Amrita Randhawa, CEO of Mindshare Asia Pacific commenting on both promotions.