Havas Group India has announced the appointment of Manas Lahiri as general manager for its Gurugram office. His mandate includes bringing in new business and managing overall operations of the branch.
He moves from Creativeland Asia where he was branch head and general manager.
Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas Group India, said, “For Havas India advertising operations in North, we needed a driven and capable leader who is not only aligned with our vision of exponential growth in terms of winning new clients, attracting versatile talent, and demonstrating our integrated strength but is equally comfortable leading a strong Havas team and our partnership with Reckitt Benckiser. In Manas we have the perfect leader who will help me drive both mandates and make our operations stronger, more relevant both externally and internally”.
Lahiri added,“I am very excited to be part of the Havas India team. The concept of better together truly comes to life here with our various offerings from Havas and our partnering companies from Vivendi Group. We now need to strengthen our communication solutions to local and global clients. My focus will be on driving on aggressive business growth, creating exciting work for our clients and building a team that lives up to Havas’s global standards of creativity.”
In a career spanning 16 years he has also worked with Contract Advertising, McCann and Ogilvy.