Navin Theeng has joined Havas Worldwide as executive creative director, Gurgaon. He joins the agency from Cheil Worldwide, where he was group creative director.
Theeng replaces former ECDs Nakul Sharma and Tirtha Ghosh who have moved on.
Nima DT Namchu, CCO, Havas Worldwide India, said, "At Havas, we are working towards not just blurring the line between digital and traditional creative but completely erasing it. And a creative leader who is comfortable with and excited by both is what we needed. I think we have found that person in Navin."
Theeng will report to Namchu.
Nirmalya Sen, CEO, Havas Worldwide, said, “Navin’s appointment is a part of our further strengthening of our already robust offering in Gurgaon. Navin brings with him not just an impressive track record as a creative mind, but also a reputation for leading his team to creative excellence. I wish him great success with Havas Worldwide.”
Theeng added, "It’s a bit of a homecoming. But other than that, everything has changed. Technology was a bit of a bugbear 10 years back, but now the possibilities are endless. You can expect to see more technology-infused ideas coming from Havas.”
The creative had worked with Havas (then Euro RSCG) in 2004 for three years as associate creative director. He has also worked with Contract Advertising, Everest Brand Solutions, Bates, Y&R and McCann Erickson.