Havas Life Sorento (HLS), the health division agency of Havas Group India, has announced the appointment of John Mathew as president.
He will support Sangeeta Barde, managing director, Havas Life Sorento, in building the agency’s position in the market.
Mathew moves from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, where he was head-digital and multi-channel marketing.
Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas Group India, said, “I am delighted with the progress and the growth we have made with Havas Life Sorento in the last few years with Sangeeta at the helm. It became pertinent to further bolster the leadership team of the agency and I am glad John has taken on this profile. I wish him all the best and welcome him to the Havas Family.”
Barde said, “Havas Life Sorento has been witnessing a robust growth trajectory on the back of innovative campaigns over the last few years. We’re delighted to welcome John on board as we continue to grow further, breaking barriers and disrupting conventions for the health of brands, businesses, and people through purposeful and meaningful work.”
Mathew said, “Returning to advertising is an exciting homecoming for me. It’s even more exciting to be a part of Havas Life Sorento which arguably is the most comprehensive and integrated health and wellness communications and strategic business solutions company in India. As HLS enters its next growth phase in Health Marcom, health Content and Health-Tech Solutions, I hope to make a meaningful difference to the business and brands of our clients by applying the learnings I have had so far and from the learnings of ‘Havas Life and Havas Health & You’ by collaborating with the talent across our group companies.”
In a career spanning over 24 years, he has also worked with Novartis Healthcare, R K Swamy BBDO, and Cipla, among others.