Havas Group India hires head of Delhi operations

Havas Group India has hired Manas Lahiri as general manager of its Gurgaon office. Lahiri has had previous experience at agencies like Ogilvy and Contract and was most recently branch head and general manager Creativeland Asia.

Lahiri’s mandate will be managing the operations at the Delhi branch of Havas Group India, new business wins and driving the group’s integrated communication agenda.

The announcement:

Havas Group India has appointed Manas Lahiri as General Manager Havas Gurgaon. Lahiri’s mandate includes bringing in new business and managing overall operations of the Delhi branch, leveraging Havas Group’s integrated capabilities.

With over 16 years of experience in advertising, Lahiri has worked with agencies like Contract Advertising, McCann, Ogilvy & Mather and Creativeland Asia. Working across sectors which include IT, Telecom, FMCG and Auto, he has managed renowned brands like General Motors, Google, Dabur Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, Amazon, Shell, Acer, NIIT and Reliance.

Commenting on the appointment 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”.

“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.” added Lahiri.

Source: Havas Group press release


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