Publicis Sapient Announces Kameshwari Rao as Global Chief People Officer

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Kameshwari Rao

Kameshwari Rao’s most recent role at the company was group vice president, people success, and after just two years in the position, she was elevated to global chief people officer

Publicis Sapient, the digital transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, today announced the appointment of Kameshwari Rao as global chief people officer. This announcement, as the company noted, solidifies the executive team, which has led Publicis Sapient through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and all its economic changes with transparency and a clear commitment and vision for its people and its clients.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role and excited about the opportunity to continue building upon the backbone of Publicis Sapient; its people. Since joining nearly two decades ago, I’ve seen from multiple perspectives how we have consistently thrived through challenges,” said Rao.

She added, “Most recently, COVID-19 has given me the opportunity to partner with leaders to enable our people to look into the future with optimism and hope. This includes crafting a new way of working, addressing inclusion and equity in our business, and helping build courage and resilience to create an environment that allows all of our people to thrive for years to come.”

As part of the company’s global talent leadership team, she has been responsible for providing strategic leadership for its people agenda and building Publicis Sapient as an employer of choice.

Associated with Publicis Sapient since 2001

Since 2001, Kameshwari Rao has steadily led human resources practices in a variety of roles at Publicis Sapient. Her most recent role at the company was group vice president, people success, and after just two years in the position, she was elevated to global chief people officer.

Nigel Vaz, CEO at Publicis Sapient, said, “The growth, well being, and success of our people has always been core to Publicis Sapient. Kameshwari has an exceptional track record as a leader within Publicis Sapient, driving forward People Success and the impact that we make for clients.”

“A real measure of success, for an individual as well as an organization, is to see its best people grow and rise to the top leadership roles. Kameshwari’s talent, expertise, and experience make her the ideal Global Chief People Officer and I look forward to the continued success she will bring to our people and business,” Vaz added.

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