MUMBAI, INDIA — Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas Group India, continues to strengthen its strategy and account planning teams across Mumbai and Delhi offices with three key appointments. The appoints come on the heels of the tremendous growth it has witnessed over the last two years.
Govind Agarwal has joined Havas Worldwide Mumbai as Vice President of Account Management. Meanwhile, Sulagna Chanda has been appointed as Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Neha Gupta has joined as Associate Vice President of Client Servicing. Both Sulagna and Neha will work out of Havas Worldwide Delhi. These appointments will help strengthen the agency’s strategy and business teams and further drive the specialist services for which Havas Worldwide India is now known.
Havas Worldwide India has recorded phenomenal growth in recent years and has been consolidating its senior leadership team to support this momentum. Its dynamic and agile business model has assisted the agency in building a strong client roster across its Mumbai and Delhi offices, resulting in a growth of more than 30% across both offices. As a result, Havas Worldwide India has consistently been ranked in the top three (and number one for the last four months) in the monthly R3 New Business Creative Agency list.
Manas Lahiri, managing director, Havas Worldwide India, said, “Over the last two years, we have garnered exponential growth through valuable partnerships and added several marquee brands to our ever-expanding portfolio of traditional as well as new-age clients. We make a meaningful difference to the brands that we associate with through engaging storytelling, strategic expertise, and unique offerings. In our constant endeavor and commitment to make a meaningful difference, we continue to invest in strengthening our teams. With Govind, Sulagna, and Neha on board, I’m confident we will further scale up our strategic planning capabilities and client relationships.”
With over 16 years of experience, Govind has managed some of the biggest brands across key sectors such as FMCG, Banking, Fashion, Beauty, Entertainment, and more. His strengths include business growth and lending his expertise to extend marketing campaign ideas across digital, social, direct, and on-ground stages. Over the years, he has managed brands including Medimix, Inox, Kotak Life Insurance, Godrej, Danone, Skoda Auto, and Kellogg’s, among others.
Over her 12-year-long career, Sulagna has built her core strengths in brand strategy, consumer insights, and leading agencies to establish effective marketing solutions. Some key accounts that she has managed throughout her career include The Times of India, ITC Hotels, Unilever, GSK, Disney, and more.
Neha is a Communication Management specialist with over 13 years of experience in handling brands, including Sony, Chicco, Dabur Chyawanprash, MasterCard, Reebok, Whirlpool, ESPN STAR Sports, ITC Hotels, and more.