Himanshu Shekhar

CEO, GroupM Southeast Asia

Himanshu Shekhar was appointed CEO of GroupM Southeast Asia in April 2023. Previously he was CEO of GroupM Indonesia, Thailand, & Vietnam. A media practitioner of over two decades, he has served on various leadership roles in GroupM Agencies across India, Indonesia and South East Asia countries. Himanshu came to Indonesia in 2010 to lead Mindshare Unilever Team. Subsequently, he was appointed CEO, Indonesia in 2011 and CEO South East Asia in 2014. Across different roles he has partnered global as well as local clients including Unilever, Nestle, GSK, Indofood and Shopee Himanshu has also served in various leadership roles in India. He was with Mindshare India during 2000-2008 and lastly served as General Manager for Mindshare Fulcrum.

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company with a mission to create a new era of media where advertising works better for people. Responsible for more than US$60 billion in annual media investment, the company innovates, differentiates, and generates sustained value for clients wherever they do business. GroupM’s portfolio includes agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom and mSix&Partners, as well as Choreograph (Data & Technology), GroupM Nexus (Cross-Channel Performance & Activation), and GroupM Investment.