Havas India has announced the appointment of Gururaj Rao and Durgesh Singh. The duo join the agency's Mumbai office as executive creative director and associate creative director - copy respectively.
They will report to Mayur Hola, national creative director, Havas Creative.
Rao joins the agency from Tiqui-Taka, while Singh was previously at Publicis as creative supervisor.
Hola said, “Guru brings an infectious energy that Bobby and I are sure will light up the Havas Mumbai office and give it purpose. His interaction with people is at a granular level and he’s just a straight up solid guy who puts his head down and gets work done. We’re very happy to have a kindred spirit such as him on-board. Durgesh is a bright spark. His ideas are just what we need as we add creative muscle to the Mumbai office. We’re sure that Durgesh and Guru will create a powerful alliance and work with the rest as part of a great team.”
Rao said, “I am really looking forward to being part of this exciting new team and working with Bobby Pawar and Mayur Hola and their vision of a refreshed creative proposition for Havas Group India,."
Singh added, “I feel I've come to Havas at a very interesting time. Havas Group’s integrated operating model and Vivendi (an entertainment powerhouse) parentage creates a world of opportunities. I am excited to be a part of the team and look forward to doing some amazing work."