Sumeer Mathur appointed national planning head and managing partner at Havas WW India

Moves from Edelman

Jan 10, 2022 04:47:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

Sumeer Mathur has joined Havas Worldwide India as national planning head and managing partner. He moves from Edelman where he was senior vice president, national planning and strategy head.
 
He will be partnering Manas Lahiri, managing director and Ravinder Siwach, ED and NCD, Havas Worldwide (Creative) to scale up the agency further, and collaborate with key clients. 
 
Mathur will be based in Gurugram and report to Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas Group India.
 
Barua said, “The last two years have been a game-changer for Havas Worldwide India. We have been relentless, focused and committed. This led to exponential growth, effective partnerships, and addition of several marquee clients. We need to now build a strong integrated leadership team that aggressively takes this growth mandate ahead. With Sumeer, Manas, Ravinder, Arindam, Prashant, Geet and all the other leaders forming the core team, it will further fuel our growth and empower us to deliver meaningful, ROI-centric marketing solutions for our clients. I am confident that Sumeer will drive this mandate quite effortlessly.”
 
Bobby Pawar, chairman and chief creative officer, Havas Group India, said, “The meaningful difference we make to our client’s business through our differentiated products, digital-led strategic solutions and engaging storytelling, is what led us to the top league in the industry. Sumeer will drive this further. Throughout his career, Sumeer has worked with strong business teams, delivering tangible business results. His keen interest in understanding what drives culture, what motivates consumers, and how digital technologies are reshaping brand interactions will add a tremendous value to our strategic planning function."
 
Mathur added, "I am excited to join a team that has driven an amazing growth story in such a short time and has diverse capabilities that deliver what brands and clients need. Havas Creative's philosophy of meaningful brands is ahead of the curve in its understanding of the forces that shape consumer attitudes and behaviour in the world today. I look forward to leveraging this for our clients across categories."
 
Mathur has also had stints with DDB Mudra Group, JWT, Rediffusion Y&R, Contract and Lowe Lintas.