Hires & Promotions: Ipsos, Isobar, ZEEL

Quick look at new hirings, promotions and people movements this week

Lorenzo Larini Joins Ipsos, North America As CEO

Ipsos has appointed Lorenzo Larini as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Ipsos, North America. Larini will be succeeding Pierre Le Manh, who has decided to follow other professional opportunities.

Didier Truchot said, “We are excited to welcome Lorenzo to Ipsos. He brings a wealth of experience in the research and advisory fields leveraging data and technology to drive business performance. His vast experience partnering with clients to help them stay ahead of the unrelenting changes of technology and markets is a unique asset to the company”. 

With over two decades in the technology information industry, Lorenzo occupied senior leadership positions with Gartner before joining Ipsos. He was the Leader of the North American Consulting business and global Senior Vice-President, Executive Programs, providing tools, insights and knowledge to CIOs and their teams. He is based in Ipsos’ New York office.

On his appointment Lorenzo Larini said, “I am thrilled to join the most innovative player in its sector. As technology continues to affect more aspects of our lives, expectations of consumers, citizens and employees are constantly evolving. Ipsos is uniquely positioned to help every organization to act with more confidence, faster and smarter”.

Heeru Dingra Gets Additional Charge At Isobar India

Heeru Dingra, previously Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WATConsult, will lead the group as its CEO, reporting into Amit Wadhwa, CEO, dentsu Creative India.

Jean Lin, Global CEO, Creative and Executive Officer, dentsu Group said, “Strategically, India is one of our largest and most important markets for Isobar. Heeru joined us through the acquisition of WATConsult and has gone from strength to strength, cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation. Heeru will strengthen Isobar's growth story, bringing together the best specialists from different creative disciplines to create the next wave of transformative experiences for our clients and in turn, accelerate our brands into the dentsu India 2.0 vision. I am certain that with Heeru at its helm, the Isobar India group will continue to grow and deliver excellence for our clients.”

Amit Wadhwa, CEO, dentsu Creative India, added, “Heeru’s appointment to lead the Isobar group as its Country CEO takes the dentsu India 2.0 journey a notch up. The decision is also in alignment with our global ambition of transforming into the most integrated network by 2024. We aim to deliver the best of our offerings to clients with pathbreaking ideas and solution-led strategies, making our headway into excellence.” 

On her new appointment, Dingra commented, “The Isobar India group houses some of the best agency teams in the country…and I feel humbled to lead this brilliant bunch. As I take this new leap, my aim is to offer world-class integrated services and top-notch expertise that bring value to our current and future clients. People and creativity are at the core of our business, and I assure our clients will only be served with the industry’s best.” 

Manish Chokhani And Ashok Kurien Quit From ZEEL's Board

Manish Chokhani and Ashok Kurien have resigned from the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) as Non-Executive Non-Independent Directors with immediate effect. The company has notified the BSE.

The company has today received letters from Chokhani and Kurien resigning from the position. 

As per the BSE filing, Kurien ceased to be a Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the board with immediate effect; and Chokhani ceased to be a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the board with immediate effect. 

The reason for the resignation of Chokhani stated, “Due to changed life circumstances and perspective post COVID.” Whereas the reason for the resignation of Kurien was mentioned,” Due to his pre-occupation.”