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Publicis Sapient Announces Kameshwari Rao as Global Chief People Officer

NEW YORK - September 24, 2020 - Publicis Sapient, the digital transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, today announced the appointment of Kameshwari Rao as Global Chief People Officer. This announcement 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.

Kameshwari Rao is entering her new role rich with experience, having served in multiple People Success leadership roles prior to this position. 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.

Nigel Vaz, CEO at Publicis Sapient, said, “The growth, wellbeing, 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.”

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. Over the years, she has played a key role in making the organization a trusted digital business transformation partner for clients. She is passionate about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Kameshwari Rao, Chief People Officer, said, “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. 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.”


About Publicis Sapient

Publicis Sapient is a digital business transformation company. We partner with global organizations to help them create and sustain competitive advantage in a world that is increasingly digital. We operate through our expert SPEED capabilities: Strategy and Consulting, Product, Experience, Engineering and Data, which combined with our culture of curiosity and deep industry knowledge, enables us to deliver meaningful impact to our clients’ businesses through reimagining the products and experiences their customers truly value. Our agile, data-driven approach equips our clients’ businesses for change, making digital the core of how they think and what they do. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe with 20,000 people and over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit


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