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Havas India elevates Jaibeer Ahmad as Chief Transformation and Growth Officer

MUMBAI, INDIA — Havas India, part of Paris-headquartered advertising network Havas, has elevated Jaibeer Ahmad, formerly Managing Partner – North at Havas Worldwide India to the role of Chief Transformation and Growth Officer. In this newly created role in India, Jaibeer will set transformative strategies, driving business growth through integration and collaboration across all 18 Havas India agencies.

Based in Gurgaon, Jaibeer brings a wealth of experience and an impeccable track record and will report to Rana Barua, Group CEO of Havas India, South East Asia and North Asia (Japan & South Korea).

Havas’ unique Village model and unmatched integration offerings have been an industry differentiator around the globe and have seen sweeping success in markets including Paris, London, North America, Spain, Portugal, and the UAE. The network is deeply invested in building the same expertise in India which will be led by Jaibeer.


Jaibeer, a well-respected and seasoned industry professional, joined Havas Worldwide India in December 2022, leaving an indelible mark as Managing Partner – North. Under his leadership, the agency secured key accounts and welcomed renowned clients, reinforcing Havas India’s position in the market. Known for his business growth acumen, Jaibeer has been a driving force behind Havas Worldwide India’s new business growth in the North India market. He managed some of the biggest accounts of the agency including Reckitt, Suzuki 2 Wheelers, Dabur, and IFB, and won some marquee clients including Mamaearth, IFB, Badshah, Blinkit, IQOO, amongst others, contributing significantly to brand strategy, creative development, and overall revenue expansion.

Rana said, “The last five years have been a period of exponential growth for Havas India, having grown steadily from three to 18 agencies, both organically and inorganically delivering nine differentiated services to our clients. While this momentum will continue, and we will be adding a few more expertise, it is now critical that we consolidate and leverage the strength of our offering to enlarge the services and accelerate business growth. Jaibeer has a nuanced understanding of the One Havas ethos, the strategic knowhow to turn opportunities into tangible outcomes, and strong, people-focused leadership, and I am confident that he will make Havas India one of the top growth markets within the Havas ecosystem through integration.”

Jaibeer commented, “At Havas India, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate across an array of functions, including, Media, CX, Experiential, PR, UI/UX, E-commerce, Programmatic, Brand Design, Health, and many more. The beauty and the strength of this model is that all these expertise are under one roof. This experience crystallized the vital need for an integrated ecosystem like our Havas Village, navigating today’s complex marketing landscape. In this new role, my mission is clear: foster convergence and collaboration among our 18 agencies and the growing ecosystem, and craft customized, integrated solutions for our clients.”

With over 23 years of experience in advertising and marketing brand-building, Jaibeer has held leadership positions for the past 12 years, during which time, he has significantly contributed to brand strategy, creative development, new business acquisition, overall revenue growth, and team mentoring. Jaibeer has extensive experience spearheading integrated marketing campaigns for prominent international, start-up, and domestic brands. His primary strength lies in driving business growth which is also reflected in the growth of Havas Worldwide India in the north market.

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