WT South Asia Leaders Roopa Badrinath

Roopa Badrinath

Chief Talent Officer, South Asia


  • India

Bringing over twenty years of experience to the table, Roopa Badrinath has oversight of all Wunderman Thompson offices across India, Sri Lanka and Nepal, including Contract, Hungama Digital Services, Mirum and ADK Fortune.

Roopa, who likes to be known as a talent-enabler, believes that employee engagement happens more through hearts than minds. She is an advocate of collaboration, consistency, and an open and inclusive style of functioning in the workplace. She is the only professional from the advertising industry to have been named one of the 30 Best HR Leaders by the World HRD Congress in 2013. An avid baker, Roopa enjoys baking healthy organic treats. She also practices yoga and loves reading both fiction and non-fiction.