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Havas promotes Anita Nayyar to CEO for Southeast Asia

This is in addition to her role as CEO of Havas Media India and is effective immediately.

Global communications group Havas, has promoted Anita Nayyar to CEO of Havas Media Southeast Asia (SEA). It is in addition to her role as CEO of Havas Media India. In this newly created role, Nayyar’s expertise will enable brands in India to expand their footprint to SEA. Nayyar will work closely with regional and local leadership in SEA.

Havas promotes Anita Nayyar to CEO for Southeast Asia

Anita Nayyar

Nayyar will report to Vishnu Mohan, chairman and CEO of Havas Group, India and Southeast Asia. The appointment is effective immediately.

Nayyar joined Havas in 2007 as CEO of Havas Media India. Under her leadership Havas Media in India has grown and expanded its offerings as an integrated communications group. Her thirty plus years in the industry has seen her manage a portfolio of brands across sectors.

Vishnu Mohan, chairman and CEO of Havas Group, India and Southeast Asia says, “The Southeast (SEA) Asia region has enjoyed remarkable economic progress in recent years, especially the ASEAN countries capitalizing on urbanization, and technology. There is a tremendous opportunity for brands in India to tap into the region’s growth story. Anita’s experience is an asset that will help us move ahead in that direction. I am confident that her elevation will enhance the value-proposition of our established SEA media operations.”

Commenting on her promotion, Nayyar saya, “The ASEAN markets and the overall SEA region is a pivotal market of the future for brands across a range of verticals and the possibilities for growth are endless. As Havas Group continues to build on its integrated model and new organisational structure, I’m excited to take on the new challenge.”