Havas Media India has appointed R. Venkatasubramanian as National Head of Investments. Venkat joins the agency from Initiative Media where he was serving as Senior Vice-President.
A former Havas employee, Venkat has over 22 years of experience in advertising, specialising in media buying. He has worked with clients across sectors such as Maruti, Suzuki Motor Cycle, DishTV, RB, MG Motor, Usha International and InfoEdge.
In his new role, Venkat will be based in Gurgaon and will be responsible for driving media investments, partnerships and strategic thinking for all Havas Media clients across markets.
Anita Nayyar, CEO, India and Southeast Asia, Havas Media Group said, “Venkat is an accomplished, seasoned professional, with his rich experience of over two decades, he will ensure that the complex media environment is well-navigated and negotiated for Havas Media clients. Collaboration is the cornerstone of our unified operating model, allowing us to deliver 100% accountability and ideas that flourish without boundaries. Havas Media has the team, capabilities and is well-positioned to be a data-cum-content-driven media partner to brands across sectors driving their overall marketing and goal strategy. We wish Venkat a happy homecoming.”
“We are delighted to have Venkat back with us once again. Havas Media has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the years. We have always been keen to get great professionals who have made a mark in the industry. Venkat is one such person who has contributed phenomenally in building brands through creation of innovative media associations. We are looking forward to using his experience and commitment to develop our brand partnerships further,” added Mohit Joshi, MD, India, Havas Media Group.
Venkat said, “I am motivated to come back to Havas Media as the company is open to innovative and creative ideas. My focus will be to drive new and dynamic properties across media with an added focus in the sports arena to ensure that our brands get the best ROI under the guidance of Havas’ senior management.”
Havas Media is the main media brand of Havas Group, the global communications groups operating in over 100 countries and fully integrated into Vivendi.