LS Digital expands to UK with Pawan Wankhede as business head

LS Digital expands to UK with Pawan Wankhede as business head

Enhances UK base, and expanded European reach with digital marketing transformation solution

Prasad Shejale and Pawan Wankhede

Mumbai: LS Digital, a new-age independent digital marketing transformation group, as part of their global expansion, announced today its foray in the UK market. Pawan  Wankhede has been appointed as the business head of UK operations. He will focus on expanding  LS Digital’s skills and capabilities in Digital Marketing Transformation (DMT) to businesses in the UK  market. Pawan brings over 18 years of expertise in digital marketing strategies and content.

“We envision LS Digital becoming a global player in the digital marketing transformation (DMT) space. In order to realise this vision, we have appointed an industry veteran like Pawan to take the reins of the  UK operations and replicate the growth we have seen in the MEA region. LS Digital already has a  significant presence in Europe, specifically in UX and CX verticals. Now we will expand our focus, with  UK as the base and Pawan at the helm, to include the entire DMT solution, which comprises Media,  Creative, D&I, Innovation and Tech,” said LS Digital CEO & co-founder Prasad Shejale on the appointment.

Prior to joining LS Digital Pawan was the CEO of VidRule, a programmatic digital marketing company,  for over 7 years. A seasoned Digital Marketing entrepreneur, Pawan brings strong experience in digital media and OTT content technology, with specialisations in several forms of marketing including  AdTech, Content Production & Monetization, Social Media & Display Marketing, and Mobile  Marketing, to name a few.

LS Digital COO Rupak Ved said, “I am happy to welcome Pawan to the UK team. His expertise in diverse areas of the digital marketing space, especially in international markets will help accelerate growth in Europe and take it to greater levels. We perceive a great need among UK businesses for digital marketing transformation solutions. LS Digital's Transformation Framework is perfectly positioned to address the gap in the market. Pawan’s addition will further our growth in Digital  Marketing Space in the UK.”

Commenting on his new role, Pawan Wankhede said, “The UK stands as the largest digital advertising market in Europe, with expenditures consistently surpassing traditional channels. This surge in spending underscores a significant demand for brands to embrace a more data-driven strategy, aiming to optimise return on advertising Spend (ROAS). I am enthusiastic about joining the LS Digital team,  recognizing the immense opportunity to guide UK brands in harnessing the robust DMT framework crafted by the company. In my role, I will be dedicated to fostering innovation, broadening our European focus, and assisting brands in setting up their Centre of Excellence (CoE).”

Pawan Wankhede’s appointment for UK operations aligns with LS Digital’s strategic plans to become a global leader in the delivery of DMT solutions. The company endeavours to focus more in Europe and UK by expanding its UX & CX business verticals to include Media, Creative, D&I, Innovation and  Tech, in order to provide the entire range of its ML-based DMT solutions to brands in these markets.