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Havas Malaysia announces next chapter with new identity and a slew of women leaders at the helm

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — In line with the overarching theme of “One Havas,” Havas Immerse Malaysia has been officially renamed as Havas Malaysia. Under the leadership of CEO Nizwani Shahar, Havas Malaysia looks to redefine industry standards with a bold, dynamic, and innovative approach.

This strategic rebranding reflects Havas Malaysia’ commitment to adaptability, growth, and a renewed dedication to delivering exceptional services to clients. This significant change closely follows the recent rebranding of Havas Thailand, signaling a united effort to consolidate the company’s vision, values, and unique services under the globally recognized Havas brand.

In line with this transformation, Havas Malaysia has strategically expanded its team to not only bolster capabilities but also champion women leadership. The infusion of talented women leaders has further strengthened the agency and played a key role in securing significant new business wins, including Applecrumby®, F&N 100 Plus, and 1664 social, all achieved within the first 90 days of their integration into the team.


Bowie Tiong has been appointed as Business Director for the agency, bringing over a decade of experience from her previous role as the brand lead for prominent FMCG clients at Ogilvy. Reporting directly to Nizwani Shahar, Bowie will spearhead the development of business opportunities, cultivate client relationships, and explore avenues for new revenue streams.

Wendy Tan joins the team at C-Cube Studios, Havas Malaysia’s highly effective content studio and adaptation team as Associate Account Director.

Taking the creative helm as Creative Director is Shireen Ang, a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in crafting award-winning campaigns. Shireen, recognized for her contributions to prestigious awards such as the Cannes Lion, D&AD, One Show, Spikes, and more, will report directly to Donevan Chew, Chief Creative Officer for Havas Malaysia.

Supporting the creative team and reporting into Shireen Ang and Donevan Chew are Kharlal Nisha, who has joined as Associate Creative Director, along with Yeo Lee Kee and Michelle Chong as the Creative Group Heads, Jass Sin Lee as Senior Art Director, Joanna Mak as Art Director, and Ain Nabilah Baharudin as Senior Copywriter. Lau Suet Ling has joined as Medical Writer for the Havas, Health & You practice.

Speaking about the changes, CEO Nizwani shared, “Our transformation into Havas Malaysia signifies a strategic shift towards a future defined by innovation, inclusivity, and excellence. We are proud to have assembled a powerhouse team of women leaders and build a diverse agency that bring unique perspectives and unparalleled expertise to the forefront. This marks the beginning of a new era for our agency, and we are poised to set new standards in the industry.”

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