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Havas Media Group India announces key leadership appointments

By M4G Bureau - June 16, 2021

The new elevations are part of the group’s focus on investing in people and consolidating client businesses under the global Mx operating system.

Havas Media Group India has announced several new elevations which will come into effect immediately as the agency gets ready for faster growth by unfolding several exciting plans across the country, according to the company statement. These changes are in line with the group’s focus this year on product offering and investing in people and consolidating client businesses under the global Mx operating system.

This transformation ensures higher focus on clients, better omnichannel planning and a seamless workflow right from client briefs to business results, whilst keeping the audience and consumer behaviour at the centre of all planning exercise, according to the Havas statement.  

The changes are spread across zones and divisions:

North: Delhi/Gurgaon is one of the largest business units of Havas Media Group India with clients ranging from auto, consumer durables, real-estate to fashion, F&B and hospitality sectors among others. The North operations have been consolidated under two unit heads - Roopali Sharma, who completes 8 long years, and Harbir Singh, who completes 6 years. They have been promoted as Managing Partners - Delhi. Chandradeep Kumar completes 5 years and has been promoted to Senior Vice President (Delhi).

West: Mumbai will be led by Manish Sharma (previously Vice President -Delhi) as Executive Vice President & Head – Mumbai. He has been with the organisation for over 5 years.

Both North and West continue to report to Uday Mohan, President – North & West India, who has been a pillar at the agency for the last 13 years. 

South: Bangalore, which is another fast-growing market for Havas Media Group India with new-age clients such as Swiggy, Gamezy, MyGate and the recent win of Ola, will continue to be led by Saurabh Jain. He has been with the agency for over 6 years and has been promoted as Managing Partner – South.

Digital: Rohan Chincholi is now elevated to Head of Digital to oversee and consolidate the overall digital business/services across markets, as the agency strengthens its digital footprint in the region through its new Mx methodology that combines both consumer insight and data. This is Rohan's second stint at Havas Media. He re-joined the agency in 2017. 

Saurabh and Rohan continue reporting to Mohit Joshi, CEO, Havas Media Group India.

Commenting on the re-organisation, Mohit Joshi said, “Continuing to invest in people as we reaffirm our focus on Mx operating system and 4Ps - Product, People, Pitches and Passion, I am excited to announce the promotions for these deserving leaders. They have been with us for a long time, tireless with their efforts and commitment in what has been one of the toughest years to help Havas Media reach greater heights. We are confident that going forward this team of emerging leaders will continue to help us become a more agile and robust media group."

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