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Anita Nayyar quits Havas; to join BCCL

After 28 years on the agency side, she will now be heading Customer Strategy at the Times Group

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 9, 2012

Anita Nayyar has decided to call it a day at Havas Media after a stint of nearly five years. She had joined as CEO for MPG India in January 2007 and was subsequently elevated as CEO of Havas Media - South Asia. Nayyar is on way to Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), where she will be Head of Customer Strategy for the Times Group. She will be with Havas till the end of this month.

Said Vishnu Mohan, CEO, Havas Media - Asia Pacific, on Nayyar’s departure, “After five years, Anita leaves behind an organisation seven times stronger with several specialist brands that today constitute over 40 per cent of the group's portfolio and a strong talent force that are leaders in their own right. We thank her for her stewardship and wish her every success in this new stint on the other side after 28 years in the agency business. We are at present in the process of identifying a suitable leader for this role and should make an announcement to that effect shortly.”

Said Nayyar when contacted, "It's been an enriching experience on the agency side of the business all these years. I have an opportunity now to apply all the learning, experience and expertise to create value in my new role. It will also broaden my perspective in the business  and make me an even better learner."

For the time being, it is learnt that Mohit Joshi, Managing Partner at MPG India, has been elevated as Managing Director of MPG India. Joshi has been with the group for more than five years.

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