Mumbai: Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas Group India, has strengthened its strategy and account planning teams in the Mumbai and Delhi offices with three key appointments. Govind Agarwal has joined Havas Worldwide Mumbai as Vice President, Account Management. Sulagna Chanda has been named Associate Vice President – Strategic Planning, and Neha Gupta has joined as Associate Vice President – Customer Service.
Chanda and Gupta will work from Havas Worldwide Delhi. These appointments will help strengthen the agency’s strategy and commercial teams and boost the specialist services for which Havas Worldwide India is now known, the agency said.
Managing Director of Havas Worldwide India, Manas Lahiri, said: “Over the past two years, we have experienced exponential growth through valuable partnerships and added several renowned brands to our ever-expanding portfolio of traditional and new customers. .
“In our ongoing efforts and commitment to making a meaningful difference, we continue to invest in strengthening our teams. With Govind, Sulagna and Neha on board, I am confident that we will further strengthen our strategic planning capabilities and our relationships with our customers,” he said. added.
With over 16 years of experience, Agarwal has managed some of the biggest brands in key industries such as FMCG, Banking, Fashion, Beauty, Entertainment, etc. His strengths include growing the business and bringing his expertise to scale marketing campaign ideas to the digital, social, direct and on-the-ground stages. Over the years he has managed brands such as Medimix, Inox, Kotak Life Insurance, Godrej, Danone, Skoda Auto and Kellogg’s, among others.
Over her 12-year career, Chanda has developed her core strengths in branding, consumer insights and leading agencies to establish effective marketing solutions. Some of the key accounts she has managed throughout her career include The Times of India, ITC Hotels, Unilever, GSK, Disney and many more.
Gupta is a communication management specialist with over 13 years of experience managing brands such as Sony, Chicco, Dabur, Chyawanprash, MasterCard, Reebok, Whirlpool, ESPN STAR Sports, ITC Hotels, etc.
Havas Worldwide India has consolidated its management team in recent years. The agency’s business model has helped the agency build a strong client list in its Mumbai and Delhi offices, which has resulted in more than 30% growth in both offices, the agency said.