Havas Media Group India, which comprises Havas Media India and Arena, has announced several senior level promotions.
Mohit Joshi, currently managing director, Havas Media India, has been named managing director, Havas Media Group India.
Uday Mohan, executive director, Havas Media North, is being promoted to managing partner, Havas Media North and East. Soumya Sarkar, general manager, is being given additional charge as general manager and branch head, Havas Media West.
Abhishek Jain, earlier VP, has been named EVP investments; while Mitesh Desai, head of creative, UX and UI is now NCD; and Gregory Phillip, director of operations until now for Arena Media, has been named AVP.
Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group India and South Asia, said, “Havas Media Group in India has been growing at a rapid pace, last year we grew 42 per cent. It has been a straight line graph going upwards since we started operations in 2006 and we have aggressive plans ahead. Companies don’t grow on their own, they need – people. As we scale, we would like to elevate the passionate people who helped us reach where we are today and we count on them going forward.”
New additions to the team include Tarranum Alam as EVP – investments; Chandana Chakravartti as VP in Delhi; and Saurabh Jain, in charge of Bengaluru operations.
“It gives me a lot of pleasure to make this announcement and I’m confident that this team will over-deliver and take Havas Media Group to greater heights,” added Nayyar.
None of the people elevated or hired are moving into roles left vacant by exits, an agency spokesperson clarified.