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Havas Worldwide and Host Singapore boss Dan Gibson returns to the UK

Dan GibsonDan Gibson, the head of the Singapore operations of creative agencies Havas Worldwide and Host, is leaving the region to return to the UK.

The Oxford University educated Brit calls time on five years in Singapore, latterly as group MD of Havas Creative Group, for family reasons, and is taking on role at Havas based in London.

His duties in Singapore will be covered temporarily by regional COO Levent Guenes. A replacement is to be announced shortly.

Gibson, who joined the group from Ogilvy Advertising to launch Australian agency brand Host in Singapore in 2012, was given additional responsibility of running Havas Worldwide a year later after the move of Naomi Troni to New York.

CEO of Havas Worldwide APAC, Juan Rocamora, said in a press release: “Dan leaves the Creative Group in strong shape with a clutch of new clients won across the last 18 months, and a strong body of creative work as well. Under the excellent new management team, the group continues to develop fast within the Havas Village and we’re excited about what lies ahead in Singapore and the region as a whole”.

Havas Worldwide group has a client list that includes Allied World, Total, Air France, TD Ameritrade, Credit Suisse and Tokio Marine. Host’s clients include Paypal, Coca-Cola, Google and Magners. Havas Worldwide parted ways with key client NTUC Fairprice in July.

Gibson moved to Asia in 2010 from 180 Amsterdam, where he ran the adidas account.

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