MediaCom strengthens core leadership team
By M4G Bureau - May 03, 2021
The GroupM media agency has announced the appointment of Shekhar Sharma as Managing Partner and Averill Sequeira as Chief Product Officer.
GroupM media agency MediaCom has announced two senior-level appointments, strengthening its core leadership team. The agency has appointed Shekhar Sharma as Managing Partner (North & East), and Averill Sequeria as the Chief Product Officer.
Commenting on the appointments, Navin Khemka, Chief Executive Officer, MediaCom South Asia said, “The media landscape is accelerating and ever-evolving. We want to continue to build on our strong track record of helping brands build campaigns that deliver results. Today brands want to communicate quickly and effectively, and we believe that together with our new appointments, we will be able to deliver more powerful work for our clients. Shekhar and Averill are uniquely positioned to successfully drive the company and are here to put their best foot forward towards offering the best solution to our clients and strengthening our portfolio.”
Shekhar in his new role he will be responsible for the offices, clients, and growth. With over 25 years of diversified experience in media and marketing, Shekhar’s expertise ranges from crafting a media strategy, bringing in an insights-based approach to sharpen the strategic planning and deliver ROI for clients. In his previous stint as a Vice President for Platform Services in GroupM, he has been instrumental in spearheading a digital-first approach for brands varying from global to large Indian conglomerates and mid-sized businesses.
Averill Sequeira will be leading ‘Seeing the Bigger Picture’, a MediaCom Creative Systems wherein they use the power of data to bring together media and creativity. Having successfully soft-launched in the US and Australia, its Creative Systems is now ready to roll out to the rest of the world. A GroupM alumni, with 18+ years in media, communications & consulting; Averill is an original thinker, working to bridge the worlds of data, digital media, strategy, and creativity. Her formative years were spent in developing audience insight tools & specializing in Marketing ROI/econometric modelling. In this decade of digital transformation, she has passionately championed the customer experience journey, with creative solutions using data and technology.