Havas Group has promoted Anita Nayyar to CEO of Havas Media Southeast Asia. This is in addition to her role as CEO of Havas Media India. In this newly created role, Nayyar’s expertise will enable brands in India to expand their footprint to SEA and facilitate cross fertilisation of clients. She will work closely with regional and local leadership in SEA to drive new business and local client strategy with a sharpened focus on driving growth leveraging Havas Group’s integrated abilities.
Nayyar will report to Vishnu Mohan, Chairman and CEO of Havas Group, India & Southeast Asia. The appointment is effective immediately.
Nayyar joined Havas in 2007 as CEO of Havas Media India. Under her leadership Havas Media in India has grown exponentially and expanded its offerings as an integrated communications group encompassing traditional, digital, mobile, performance marketing and out-of-home, among others. Her 30+years in the industry has seen her passionately manage a mega portfolio of brands across sectors. A prominent speaker, moderator, panellist and judge at all major events and awards year on year; her views and opinions have been sought after by both Indian and international media.
Mohan said, “The Southeast (SEA) Asia region has enjoyed remarkable economic progress in recent years, especially the ASEAN countries capitalizing on urbanization, and technology. There is a tremendous opportunity for brands in India to tap into the region’s growth story and Anita’s experience is an asset that will help us move ahead in that direction. Anita’s determination and passion is a testament to Havas Group India’s success and growth over the years and I am confident that her elevation will enhance the value-proposition of our established SEA media operations.”
Nayyar said, “The ASEAN markets and the overall SEA region is a pivotal market of the future for brands across a range of verticals and the possibilities for growth are endless. As Havas Group continues to build on its integrated model and new organisational structure, I’m excited to take on the new challenge and reinforce our commitment to creative excellence and smart media accountability to create new opportunities to boost Havas Media SEA’s growth and momentum.”