Vishnu Mohan has stepped down from his position as the Chairman and CEO of Havas Group South East Asia (SEA), India and North Asia after 25 years. However, he will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Vivendi Committee SEA and India – aimed at the development of Vivendi companies in the region and will be reporting to Simon Gillham, Member of the Vivendi Management Board, the company said.
According to the company, Alberto Canteli, CEO Middle East and Eastern Europe Havas Group, will now extend his remit to include South East Asia and North Asia, including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Indochina, Indonesia and Vietnam. Rana Barua will continue to run Havas India as Group CEO. Canteli and Barua will both report to Chris Hirst, Global CEO, Havas Creative Group and Peter Mears, Global CEO, Havas Media Group.
In his earlier roles at Havas, Mohan was the Managing Director at Euro RSCG. He then became the CEO of MPG APAC in 2004. He played an instrumental part in merging the creative and media sides of the agency and establishing an integrated service. In 2017, he became the CEO for Havas Group, SEA and India.