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Havas Media makes two senior-level appointments

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Planning & Buying | February 23, 2016
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Kunal Jamuar to rejoin as managing partner, West and South; Chanchal Shaktawat appointed vice-president, planning, West.

Havas Media Group has announced some senior level appointments. Kunal Jamuar re-joins the Group as managing partner, Havas Media, West and South. He was previously with the Group as executive director, West, and later, took on the role of chief planning officer at mediaReach OMD for the company's West and Central African markets.

Chanchal Shaktawat and Kunal Jamuar

In a second appointment, Chanchal Shaktawat has been roped in as vice-president, planning, West, Havas Media India. Prior to this, she was general manager at OMD. Shaktawat's experience spans across agencies like OMD, Allied, Mindshare Fulcrum, and Carat, while her brand experience portfolio includes Nissan, Toyota, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, Future Group, and Medimix.

Anita Nayyar

Mohit Joshi

Speaking on the appointments, Anita Nayyar, chief executive officer, Havas Media Group, India and South Asia, says, "We have had a great 2015 and aspire to have a greater 2016. Jamuar has the rare blend of leadership, knowledge and relationship management. We are glad to have him back. Shaktawat, too, comes with rich experience and is a high-performance diligent professional. The mandate for the team is to consolidate and grow the Western operations which I'm sure they will successfully achieve."

Commenting on the news, Mohit Joshi, managing director, Havas Media Group India, adds, "It's homecoming for Jamuar. He is a great leader and an even greater human being. I'm sure he will steer our operations to newer heights of success. And, Shaktawat, who is also a thorough professional, will provide a lot of stability to the team in Mumbai with her professional skills."

Jamuar, too, looks forward to his new role. "It is great to be back. India is an exciting business country today. My experience in multiple emerging markets will come into play to strengthen and expand the Havas Media operations," he says.

Talking about her new position, Shaktawat says, "Havas Media is in an interesting phase of growth. I look forward to contribute to further drive this growth by creating value for our clients," she says.

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