Havas Sports has strengthened its Indian arm with the appointment of Anand Yalvigi as the general manager, India. Yalvigi will be based in Mumbai and will report to Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media. Prior to this appointmnet, Yalvigi was the business head of Network Sports and VGC Sports. He had also launched his own company by promoting Hattrick Sports Management in Mumbai.
Said Nayyar on his appointment, "Anand is a rare instance of a professional cricketer in the field of sports marketing, a former first class cricketer who played for Mumbai, Karanataka andaharashtra in the Ranji Trophy and has led and promoted few sports marketing ventures. He has been instrumental in creating unique concepts and executing them for various clients like Anchor, Emami, Zee, DNA, Tata, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Visage Images, Mid-Day, Radio One, PCI, Headlines Today, Aaj Tak etc."