ASIA PACIFIC - Mindshare APAC, the global media agency network part of WPP has appointed Sudesh Puthran as Managing Director, Mindshare Philippines effective June 15th.

Currently Chief Client Officer for Mindshare Indonesia, Sudesh will succeed Sunitha Gopalakrishnan, who has decided to move on after a successful tenure of over five years.

Sudesh is a seasoned Mindshare Talent having worked in the network for close to a decade. He brings a wealth of experience in translating strategy in successful execution, having had a rich and diverse career of over 16 years across India, Middle East, & South East Asia and with brands like Unilever, L’oreal, & Coca Cola.

He will report into Himanshu Shekhar - CEO Mindshare ASEAN, and Puneet Arora , GroupM CEO Philippines.

Himanshu Shekhar - CEO Mindshare ASEAN commented on the appointment:

‘As a seasoned Mindshare talent, Sudesh is well placed to chart the new journey for Mindshare Philippines. He has been instrumental in transforming Mindshare’s product across platform. His passion for data and his ability to source solutions makes him an invaluable leadership talent. I am confident that under his leadership Mindshare Philippines will reach new heights and create new opportunities for our clients and stakeholders in the Philippines.

I am delighted to witness another promotion from within our Mindshare family, which has a wealth of diverse talent and experience across the markets and network. I'd like to thank Sunitha for her tremendous contribution to the business over the last five plus years and we wish her the very best with her next journey’

Also joining Mindshare Philippines is Abhishek Gupta, who takes up the position of Managing Director –Team Unilever. 

Abhishek has been pivotal to the Unilever regional work for many years.  With over 12 years of experience in media and having worked extensively across the region, Abhishek brings strong strategic thinking and creative solutions and is highly regarded by the client throughout the region. Abhishek will report into Sudesh Puthran.

Mindshare is a global media agency network with billings in excess of US$31.4 billion (source: RECMA). The network consists of more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries spread throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Each office is dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands based on the values of speed, teamwork and provocation. Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP, the world’s leading communications services group. For more information, please visit:

Wendy Walker
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