Havas Media India has appointed Hans Mathews as executive director of its West operations. He will be based in the agency’s Mumbai office.
Prior to this, Mathews was chief client officer at Mindshare Malaysia. In a career spanning 17 years, he has also worked with ZenithOptimedia, Lintas Group and Impact/BBDO.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group India and South Asia, said, “Hans has a rich industry experience working across multiple blue chip brands in different categories. He has been in many leadership positions and has managed critical client relationships. This along with his business development ability makes him ideal to head our West operations. We are very happy to have him with us.”
Mohit Joshi, managing director, Havas Media India, added, “Mumbai and the West region are at the core of Havas Media India’s operations. Our business in the region has grown tremendously over the years and today we are handling very prestigious clients in that market like Parle, Quikr and many others. Hans, with his astute leadership, will propel our operations further. We warmly welcome him.”
Mathews said, “I am delighted to be a part of the dynamic Havas Media team which has witnessed great momentum in the last few years. I find the agency’s positioning around ‘Meaningful Brands’ engaging and think the framework offers brands tremendous opportunities to communicate effectively. I am looking forward to contributing to Havas Media’s West operations and taking the business to the next level.”