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Up the ranks: Publicis Groupe Malaysia appoints Maureen Gomez as Chief Talent Officer



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Publicis Groupe Malaysia has appointed Maureen Gomez as Chief Talent Officer. Prior to this, she held the position of Head of People and Culture for Base Digital Agency.

As Chief Talent Officer of Publicis Groupe Malaysia, Gomez will be responsible for building and growing the talent and culture as well as play an important role in ensuring synergy across the group.

Working closely with business leads of the group’s agencies, she 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 group’s entire HR function and report directly to the CEO of Publicis Groupe Malaysia, Tan Kien Eng.

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.

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 group.

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.”

Gomez said: “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 group’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.”

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