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Havas Media appoints Huawei marketer to run Indonesian operation

Riadi SugihtaniMedia agency Havas Media has appointed a client marketer to run its operation.

Riadi Sugihtani joins from Huawei, where he was regional marketing director of its South Pacific unit, as chief executive.

He replaces Achie Francia Munar, who has moved client side to Indofood.

Vishnu Mohan, CEO of Havas Media Group, Asia Pacific, said: “Indonesia is one of our strongest markets in the region and we are pleased to have found someone of Riadi’s calibre to lead our operations.”

“As a group we place a lot of emphasis in hiring local leaders. His experience in working with several blue-chip brands like Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Nokia, gives him a great perspective on the role media agencies can play in helping brands to become more meaningful while being profitable – a cause we are passionate about,” he said.

Sugihtani spent 13 years with Unilever in Indonesia, Thailand and China, where he led the FMCG giant’s oral care marketing unit. He also spent a while as regional innovation director at Colgate Palmolive, working in China, India and South East Asia, and at Nokia in Indonesia, where he was marketing director.

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