Media agency MediaCom India has appointed Navin Khemka as its new CEO for South Asia operations effective July 16, 2018. Khemka is currently Managing Partner at advertising and marketing company Wavemaker. He joined this company in June 2014, and since then he worked with clients like Paytm, Olx.com, godaddy.com, jabong.com, Vistara, Google, Nokia, Hindustan Times, Discovery, Hero Group etc.
Prior to Wavemaker, he worked with companies like ZenithOptimedia Group, Cheil Communications, MindShare, Carat, and Mudra Communication on leadership positions. Khemka began his career in 1997, and he studied Communication Management at MICA, Ahmedabad.
Khemka takes over from Debraj Tripathy, who is reportedly exiting the company to explore new opportunities outside the group. Khemka will be based in Gurgaon and will be reporting to GroupM South Asia CEO, Sameer (Sam) Singh and Mark Heap, CEO, Mediacom Asia Pacific. WPP-owned media buying agency GroupM had acquired a majority stake in MediaCom India in January 2017. According to this Livemint report, Founded in 2007, MediaCom employs 7,000 people in 125 offices across 100 countries.