Havas Worldwide India appoints four new ECDs

The Havas India creative agency has appointed Arjun Jetly, Neharika Awal, Ajitesh Verma, and Monish Gupta as Executive Creative Directors. They are based in Gurugram and will report to Anupama Ramaswamy, the agency's CCO

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Arjun Jetly, Neharika Awal, Ajitesh Verma, and Monish Gupta

(L-R) Arjun Jetly, Neharika Awal, Ajitesh Verma, and Monish Gupta

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Delhi: Havas Worldwide India, the creative agency of Havas India, has strengthened its creative team with the appointment of Arjun Jetly, Neharika Awal, Ajitesh Verma, and Monish Gupta as Executive Creative Directors. 

Based in Gurugram, all four will report to Anupama Ramaswamy, Chief Creative Officer of Havas Worldwide India. 

Ramaswamy said, “Now is the time for our work to shine. And I can’t think of a better team to lead this than Neharika, Monish, Arjun and Ajitesh. I’m delighted to welcome them into the Havas family. They are a dynamic bunch, brimming with new ideas, each having its strengths, which will not just help the brands we work on but also the teams. I believe in their capabilities and mindset to take Havas Worldwide India to newer heights.”

It will be Jetly’s second stint with the agency. In his first stint at Havas Worldwide India, Jetly was the brain behind some of Durex’s most-loved campaigns including Mutual Climax and Invisible. He has joined the agency from Cheil India and has also worked in agencies like The Glitch. 

Throughout his career, he’s worked on brands from across categories including Durex, Veet, Mirinda, 7Up, Monkey Shoulder, Lay’s, Kurkure, Doritos, Cadbury, 5-Star, Horlicks, Eno, Happydent, Mentos, Adobe, MG Motor, to name a few. He has also won prestigious awards for his work, including Cannes Lions, Effies and ABBYs.

Awal has joined Havas Worldwide India following an 8-year stint in Dentsu. Before Dentsu, she worked at Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy and DDB Mudra. Through the course of her career, she has worked with leading brands including Honda Cars, OLX, Biba, Chaayos, Tasva, Canon and Dominos, to name a few.

Verma has worked with erstwhile Wunderman Thompson, BBDO India, McCann Worldwide and Leo Burnett before joining Havas Worldwide India. Some of his work has been on brands from diverse sectors including Meta, The Times of India, Flipkart, PhonePe, Swiggy, Mountain Dew Global, Pepsi Foods, ITC, Britannia, Nestlé and GSK.

Throughout his career, Gupta has managed a wide portfolio of brands, including some of the biggest names in Auto, Consumer Electronics, Lifestyle, Fashion, and Hospitality including Maruti Suzuki, Honda Bikes, Citroën, LG, Samsung Phones, Myntra, and Burger King, among others. 

Gupta who joins Havas Worldwide India from Leo Burnett has also worked at Dentsu, Lowe Lintas, erstwhile J Walter Thompson and Cheil. 

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