Dentsu international has named Rashmi Vikram its new Chief Equity Officer in APAC. She makes the move from Microsoft, where she headed up the Group Diversity & Inclusivity Practice.
Prior to Microsoft, Vikram was Country Head for India at Community Business, an NGO that champions inclusive business practices in Asia. She has also held the Diversity & Inclusion Specialist role at Thomson Reuters.
Dentsu has made a point to onboard Chief Equity Officers in each of its three regions as part of its mission to create sustainable value for all. Vikram joins Christina Pyle, Chief Equity Officer, Americas, and recently appointed Pauline Miller, Chief Equity Officer, EMEA.
“Dentsu’s strength lies in making a difference. To do that, we seek out diverse perspectives, celebrate difference and empower everyone to bring their most authentic self to work. We encourage our leaders to build diverse teams, teams with a healthy, vibrant culture,” said Ashish Bhasin, CEO of dentsu international Asia Pacific.
“A culture that enables every employee to do great work, build a phenomenal career, and know they belong. We are very excited to have Rashmi on board to champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and we look forward to working with her to chart meaningful progress for our businesses in APAC.”
Rashmi will report to Ashish Bhasin, CEO of dentsu international Asia Pacific and Kinch Ong, Regional Human Resource Director, Asia Pacific.
“Rashmi has a solid track-record in the DEI space, and I have no doubt she will inspire and make a difference,” added Kinch Ong, Regional Human Resource Director, dentsu Asia Pacific.
“She will ensure that DEI is interwoven into the fabric of our organization, fostering an even richer culture and experience for our people, clients, and partners. Along with our colleagues in the region, I look forward to working with her to create and communicate the future state vision of DEI and roll out detailed plans of long and short-term initiatives.”
The appointment commences with immediate effect.
“I am passionate about the work I do and am excited to be working with the global, regional, and country teams at dentsu to champion, reinforce and build an inclusive culture,” addedVikram.
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