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Havas Worldwide India strengthens strategy and account planning teams with three key appointments

Govind Agarwal joins the agency’s Mumbai office as VP, Account Management. Sulagna Chanda joins Havas Worldwide as AVP – Strategic Planning, and Neha Gupta as AVP – Client Servicing in Delhi

(L-R) Govind Agarwal, Sulagna Chanda and Neha Gupta

Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas Group India, has announced senior leadership appointments in its strategy and account planning teams across Mumbai and Delhi offices.

Govind Agarwal has joined Havas Worldwide Mumbai as Vice-President – Account Management. Meanwhile, Sulagna Chanda has been appointed as Associate Vice-President – Strategic Planning, and Neha Gupta has joined as Associate Vice-President – Client Servicing.

Both Chanda and will work from Havas Worldwide Delhi.

Havas said that these appointments will help strengthen the agency's strategy and business teams and further drive the specialist services for which Havas Worldwide India is now known.

Manas Lahiri, Managing Director, Havas Worldwide India, said, “Over the last two years, we have garnered exponential growth through valuable partnerships and added several marquee brands to our ever-expanding portfolio of traditional as well as new-age clients. We make a meaningful difference to the brands that we associate with through engaging storytelling, strategic expertise, and unique offerings. In our constant endeavour and commitment to make a meaningful difference, we continue to invest in strengthening our teams. With Govind, Sulagna and Neha on board, I’m confident we will further scale up our strategic planning capabilities and client relationships.”

With over 16 years of experience, Agarwal has managed some of the biggest brands across key sectors such as FMCG, Banking, Fashion, Beauty, Entertainment and more. Havas Worldwide said, “His strengths include business growth and lending his expertise to extend marketing campaign ideas across digital, social, direct and on-ground stages. Over the years, he has managed brands including Medimix, Inox, Kotak Life Insurance, Godrej, Danone, Skoda Auto, and Kellogg’s, among others.”

The company further shared that over her 12-year-long career, Chanda has built her core strengths in brand strategy, consumer insights and leading agencies to establish effective marketing solutions. Some key accounts that she has managed throughout her career include The Times of India, ITC Hotels, Unilever, GSK, Disney and more.

Gupta is a Communication Management specialist with over 13 years of experience in handling brands, including Sony, Chicco, Dabur Chyawanprash, MasterCard, Reebok, Whirlpool, ESPN Star Sports, ITC Hotels and more.

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