Havas Adds More Markets Under Alberto Canteli’s Leadership

Havas Group has stated a reorganization that will see Alberto Canteli, CEO of Middle East and Eastern Europe Havas Group to extend his remit to include Southeast Asia and North Asia, including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Indochina, Indonesia and Vietnam. Vishnu Mohan steps down as chairman and CEO of Havas Group Southeast Asia (SEA), India and North Asia, after 25 years with the organization.

Mr Mohan is said to continue as the chairman of the Vivendi Committee SEA and India, which aims to develop the parent company’s companies in the region, reporting to Simon Gillham, member of the Vivendi Management Board.

Rana Barua will continue to run Havas India as Group CEO. Both Mr Canteli and Mr Barua will report to Chris Hirst, the global CEO of Havas Creative Group, and Peter Mears, the global CEO of Havas Media Group.

“It has been a journey of epic proportions to be a part of Havas over the last 25 years. Nurturing teams and forging deep connections with the people that I worked with has made the journey meaningful and worthwhile. I wish Alberto, Chris and Peter every success in the future,” commented Mr Mohan.

Mr Gillham said, “Vishnu’s career in Havas is marked by transformation, partnerships, building & leading future ready teams. He was quick to tap into the power of Vivendi and combine it with the nimbleness of the Havas Village model to create new opportunities that have served Vivendi well. I wish him all the very best for his next chapter.”