Havas Group India has announced a restructuring of its senior leadership team at Havas Worldwide (Creative) India.
Manas Lahiri, who was president - North, has been elevated to the role of managing director.
Ravinder Siwach, currently national creative director, has been promoted as executive director and national creative director of Havas Worldwide (Creative) India.
Lahiri will continue reporting to Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas Group India. He will lead the Gurugram and Mumbai offices of Havas Worldwide India.
Siwach will continue to report to Bobby Pawar, chairman and chief creative officer, Havas Group India.
Barua said, “We have witnessed an exponential growth in a short span of two years and have added a phenomenal set of new clients and talents across both our offices. It was time to recognise a strong leadership to drive the client consolidation and take charge of the day-to-day operations of Havas Creative.”
He added, “Manas is a seasoned leader and has driven both organic and inorganic growth for the network, and Ravinder has done an incredible job in scaling up Havas India’s creative prowess under Bobby. Together they have been amazing partners, demonstrated solid team spirit, skill, commitment, and resilience. And along with a strong team they not only consolidated our existing set of esteemed clients but also added several marquee businesses to the roster. I am confident that they will scale up Havas Creative, India to greater heights.”
Pawar said, “Ravinder and Manas are a rare pair of leaders who are equally passionate about creating great work and growing the agency. The way they collaborate sets the right tone for the rest of the team. Their elevation is a recognition of all their contributions and the passion they bring to Havas’s mission of helping brands make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.”