FYI

Havas Creative India hires ex-McCann ECD as national creative head

Havas Group India has appointed Ravinder Siwach as national creative director for Havas Creative. Siwach was most recently executive creative director at McCann Delhi.

He has previously worked for agencies like DDB Mudra and Contract.

The announcement:

Havas Group India has strengthened its leadership in India with the appointment of Ravinder Siwach as National Creative Director for Havas Creative, effective immediately. 

In his new role, Siwach will lead the creative team and drive the next phase of growth for multiple brands under Havas Creative with a focus on further cementing the creative value proposition across all Havas Group India disciplines – creative, media, health, digital and design. He will report to Bobby Pawar, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Havas Group India.

Siwach joins Havas Group India from McCann Delhi, where he was the Executive Creative Director. He has nearly two decades of experience across agencies such as McCann, DDB Mudra, Contract and brands like Coke, Nestle, Nokia, Reebok to name just a few. Siwach is credited with several award-winning campaigns across national and international awards shows like Cannes, One Show, WARC, Adfest, Spikes Asia, Effies, Abbys  and IAA Olive Crown. He has also served as a juror at Adfest and Goafest and and is a guest lecturer at various management institutes.

Commenting on the appointment, Bobby Pawar, Group Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group India said “Ravinder has been in this industry for almost two decades and he comes with a rich creative background and experience working on a cross-section of brands and categories. I had the opportunity to work with him in the past and I am confident that his strategic thinking and understanding of the evolving media landscape will take our creative capabilities and output to the next level.”

“I have always admired Bobby as a creative leader and as a human being and excited at the opportunity of working with him at Havas Group India. Havas Group is headed exactly in the direction the future of communication lies. Vivendi companies like Gameloft and Universal Music add depth to the Havas offering and vice-versa which is a huge differentiator in the industry. We have a vision in place at Havas and we are just going to go after it, ‘no holds barred, ” added Siwach.

Source: Havas Group press release

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