Havas Media India has announced the appointment of R Venkatasubramanian as head of investments. He moves from Initiative Media where he was SVP. This is his second stint with the agency. He had a two-year stint with the agency in 2010.
Venkatasubramanian will be based in Gurugram and will be responsible for media investments, partnerships and strategic thinking for all Havas Media clients across markets.
Anita Nayyar, CEO - India and Southeast Asia, Havas Media Group, said, “Venkat is an accomplished, seasoned professional, with his rich experience of over two decades, Venkat will ensure that the complex media environment is well navigated and negotiated for Havas Media clients. Collaboration is the cornerstone of our unified operating model, allowing us to deliver 100 per cent accountability and ideas that flourish without boundaries. Havas Media has the team, capabilities and is well positioned to be a data-cum-content driven media partner to brands across sectors driving their overall marketing and goal strategy. We wish Venkat a happy homecoming!”
Mohit Joshi, MD – India, Havas Media Group, added, “We are delighted to have Venkat back with us once again. Havas Media has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the years. We have always been keen to get great professionals who have made a mark in the industry. Venkat is one such person who has contributed phenomenally in building brands through creation of innovative media associations. We are looking forward to using his experience and commitment to develop our brand partnerships further.”
Venkatasubramanian said, “I am motivated to come back to Havas Media as the company is open to innovative and creative ideas. My focus will be to drive new and dynamic properties across media with an added focus in the sports arena to ensure that our brands get the best ROI under the guidance of Havas’ senior management.”