GroupM, the leading media investment group of WPP, announces Ravi Rao's exit as CEO of GroupM MENA to pursue new opportunities outside of the organization.
GroupM, the media investment company under the WPP group has announced a huge leadership change for the MENA region. Ravi Rao, who was appointed CEO in 2019 will be leaving to pursue new opportunities.
While Rao’s exact leave date is yet to be confirmed, he will continue to support and lead the MENA region until a suitable candidate is appointed for the role. He will ensure the smooth transition of leadership change for the media investment company.
Demet Ikiler, GroupM EMEA CEO, commented, “Ravi expressed his desire to step down and look for new opportunities after having been with the GroupM business for over 14 years, the last seven of those located in MENA. As GroupM MENA CEO Ravi played an active part in building strong relationships with media and clients alike via his approachable personal style, honesty, and direct approach, which helped grow our business. While I am sad that he is leaving, I am equally happy that he will seek and engage with new opportunities in the region. I wish Ravi the best of luck in his future endeavors.”