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Havas Media and Arena strengthen teams

Havas Media Arena has appointed Love Guglani as VP and Saurabh Bhatnagar as Group Account Director-Digital to manage the LG business. Havas Media Delhi has appointed Roopali Sharma as VP to manage key clients like MTS

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 27, 2013

Havas Media Group India has made some senior management appointments. To service the recently acquired LG business, the Havas Media Arena team has been strengthened with two key appointments. Love Guglani joins as Vice-President and Saurabh Bhatnagar as Group Account Director - Digital. Their main mandate is to manage the LG business in keeping with the philosophy of being ‘Digital at the core’.

Besides this, Havas Media Delhi has appointed Roopali Sharma as Vice-President to manage key clients like MTS.

Anita Nayyar

Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group India & South Asia, said, “Our growth strategy needs the right people. All three have had illustrious careers and collectively bring in huge wealth of knowledge and experience.”

Guglani has more than 12 years of experience across Carat, Starcom, Maxus and Loadstar Universal. He has worked on some big local brands such as Tata and Hero Honda as well as global brands like Intel and Sony. He has straddled across planning, buying and implementation roles. He has won a number of media awards on Tata Docomo, Hero Honda and Reebok.

Bhatnagar comes with an experience of 12+ years, most of which have been with digital. He was previously Business Director, Dentsu Digital. He has also worked with Sapient Nitro, Quasar Media and BC Web Wise. Among the clients he has handled are Hero Honda, 7UP, GSK - Jr. Horlicks, ITC Welcomgroup, ICI Dulux, SanDisk, Dell, Canon, DS Group and Monster.com.

Sharma also has over 13 years of experience spanning across strategy, planning and buying. She also had a stint on the client side when she worked with LG. She was previously VP - Buying at Zenith Optimedia. Cheil Media, Maxus India and Carat were other agencies where she has worked in senior roles She has worked on clients such as Reckitt Benckiser, Toshiba, Uninor, Yatra.com, OLX, Dabur and Samsung amongst others.

Love Guglani

“Havas is looking at an aggressive growth path in India, so I am glad to be here. I have worked with Anita Nayyar in the past – her passion and support is a fantastic proposition to drive a business, in addition to the working wavelength we share. My mandate presents opportunities and challenges. I look forward to giving brands, global or local, a meaningful voice to further their business plans in India,” said Guglani.

Saurabh Bhatnagar

“Havas is a great opportunity and I am thrilled to be associated with great minds. I look forward to institute a richer, multi-level digital experience for clients and create new business associations in India. The expectations and challenges are big and I consider them as motivators to achieve greater results and growth,” said Bhatnagar on his joining.

Roopali Sharma

Sharma on her part said, “I look forward to an exciting and enriching career at Havas. My role and responsibility is to further strengthen our quality of work and lead the clients to more strategic directions helping them achieve their business goals. I look forward to working in this exciting and inspiring work place under the inspiring and always motivated leadership.”

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