Hiren Pandit bids adieu to GroupM

MUMBAI: Media veteran Hiren Pandit has decided to call it a day. The affable GroupM managing partner - special projects has put in his papers and is currently serving his notice period. His last day at the agency will be 11 July. The 53 year old Hiren‘s role was to drive efficiency and productivity in the organisation. . Apart from the various roles he has essayed, he was closely involved in Aspire, GroupM‘s training programme.

His replacement has been zoomed in on but the agency was reluctant to reveal who it was.

He joined Mindshare in 2000. In October 2006 he was made managing partner - GroupM entertainment, sports and partnerships, south Asia and was then given the responsibility of managing partner - special projects in March 2012. Before joining GroupM, he was with JWT India.

Hiren was also a member of the GroupM executive committee.

He says that WPP‘s media agency network is "a great place to work having great people to work with adding that "there comes a time when you want to go, and for me this was the time. I want to take some time off. But I do have some ideas in mind which I shall reveal in due course of time. For now, I am happy to have worked with such a great team and a completely non-political environment."

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