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Maureen Gomez returns to Publicis Groupe Malaysia as chief talent officer

Publicis Groupe Malaysia has hired Maureen Gomez as chief talent officer. Gomez was most recently head of people and culture for Base Digital Agency. She has previously worked with Leo Burnett and Publicis One.

This marks the third recent senior level hire at Publicis Groupe Malaysia after Kunal Roy as chief strategy officer and Abraham Varughese as chief creative officer.

The announcement:

Maureen Gomez has been appointed as Chief Talent Officer of Publicis Groupe Malaysia. Maureen will be responsible to build and grow the talent and culture as well as play an important role in ensuring synergy across the Groupe. She will work closely with business leads of the Groupe’s agencies and will report directly to CEO of Publicis Groupe Malaysia, Tan Kien Eng.

In the past, Maureen has spent over three years as the Head of People & Culture with Leo Burnett and Publicis One Chief Talent Officer from 2016 onwards for the Groupe. She brings over 12 years of experience in recruitment and human resources, and has worked in various industries, including engineering, manufacturing, but primarily serving the longest in the advertising industry. Prior to this, she held the position of Head of People and Culture for Base Digital Agency.

Tan Kien Eng, CEO of Publicis Groupe Malaysia, said, “At Publicis Groupe, we are multicultural and multidisciplinary; a melting pot for talent and corporate cultures with different brands and specialist expertise coming together as one collaborative force to solve client challenges. Maureen was part of the pioneering leadership team for Publicis One back in 2016 and I am pleased to welcome Maureen back as part of our core leadership team. Maureen’s experience and expertise will not only help us build a right talent mix, but also help build a unique Power of One culture that allows us to share knowledge, ideas and best practices in an integrated environment.”

As Chief Talent Officer, Maureen will focus on identifying and recruiting top talents, employee development and performance management, as well as placing active measure for employee retention. She will oversee the Groupe’s entire HR function.

“Simon Sinek, a great inspiration of mine once said, ‘People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe’. This aptly describes why I re-joined Publicis Groupe. I am a strong believer of the Groupe’s country-led solution business model of a connected company platform and will be actively contributing in our transformation journey to complement this by building an organisational culture through values and shared goals. We have a great team and I am excited to be working with the best and most cohesive teams in the industry,” said Maureen.

Source: Publicis Groupe press release

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