Havas Health & You, with the intention to propel growth and strengthen meaningful global partnerships, has announced the elevation of Susan Josi as Managing Director for SEA and Middle-East, and Sangeeta Barde as Managing Director of Havas Life Sorento â the health and wellness division of Havas Group India.
Josi and Barde have been at the helm of Havas Health & Youâs APAC-based agency since the networkâs acquisition of Sorento in 2017.
âThese new appointments are incredibly well-deserved, and I am thrilled to witness as Sangeeta and Susan further showcase their immense talents and know-how, both regionally and globally. They have certainly made Havas Life Sorento a proof point for value add in the area and will continue to lead with strategic vision," said Charles Houdoux, Partner and CEO, LATAM, APAC, HH&Y.
Josi is known throughout the network for her proven success in driving the Havas Village model in India and for her development of the agencyâs global client roster in the SEA and Middle-East regions, where Havas Health & Youâs presence continues to grow and strengthen on a daily basis.
Josi said, âThe SEA and Middle East regions offer a rich scope of potential. The landscapes are changing dynamically and there is an intensified importance being placed on health and wellness. Our capabilities in these areas have grown to a point where it makes sense to have consistent regional leadership as health brands prioritise their presence in these markets.â
Barde is known for her achievements, including the coordination of a platform that deeply integrates creative, media, digital, and data systems in domestic and global markets. Barde will drive the success model for offshoring and achieving strategic and impactful globalisation initiatives.
Barde said, âI am looking forward to leaning into the vast digitisation opportunities in our data and media centres and working to perfect new and simplified content creation models. Deep collaboration with groups and partners domestically and internationally is a necessary and exciting endeavour. I am thrilled to be taking this next step to connect the dots across groups and regions.â
Havas Health & You unites Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Lynx, Havas Life PR and Havas Health Plus, all wholly owned health and communications networks, with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas Creative Group.