Havas Media as chief executive officer, India and Southeast Asia's Anita Nayyar has ended her five-year stint with the organisation. It is understood that Nayyar will be joining Bennett, Coleman and Company (BCCL) as director, customer strategy during the end of this month, and will be based in Delhi.
Commenting on the development, Vishnu Mohan, chief executive officer, Havas Media – Asia Pacific, said, “After five years, Anita leaves behind an organisation seven times stronger with several specialist brands that today are over 40% of group's portfolio and a strong talent force that are leaders in their own right. We thank her for her stewardship and wish her every success in this new stint on the other side after 28 years in the agency business. We are at present in the process of identifying a suitable leader for this role and should make an announcement to that effect shortly.”
Nayyar has more than 28 years experience in the industry, and has worked with agencies such as Initiative Media and Ogilvy. She joined Havas Media in 2007, prior to which she had worked with Mudra Communications and Starcom.