People: Havas Group Indonesia names Sumit Kanungo as Group Strategy Director

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Havas Group Indonesia has appointed Sumit Kanungo as Group Strategy Director effective immediately. In this role, Sumit will lead the growth strategy for the group and report to Satyajit Sen, CEO of Havas Group Indonesia and Charu Aggarwal, Chief Strategy Officer for SEA and India.

Mr. Sumit Kanungo, Group Strategy Director of Havas Group Indonesia

“We are thrilled to have Sumit join our team. He brings strong strategy and insight that will guide Havas Indonesia in determining the most meaningful media mixes for our clients,” said Satyajit Sen, CEO of Havas Group Indonesia. “Sumit’s background will help us continue delivering sound strategies and identifying ways to elevate our clients’ brand presence in Indonesia.

Charu Aggarwal, Chief Strategy Officer for SEA and India added, “At Havas, we are all about creating a meaningful difference across businesses, brands and people. Tapping into the trends of tomorrow with proprietary studies like Prosumers and Meaningful brands, Sumit will blend our intelligence toolbox with the cultural nuances in Indonesia to deliver MX experiences that resonate with consumers and deliver business results.”


“I am excited to join the Havas Indonesia team to continue evolving Havas’ unique offerings that will bring benefits to our existing and prospective clients,” said Sumit. “With the rapid digital transformation across the globe, strategy and insight will provide the pathway to success. Finding ways to connect people and brands in a meaningful way is now more important than ever.”

Sumit joins the agency with over two decades of experience in strategic planning and buying, he has launched and built large brands across various categories like Food and Beverage, Personal care, Homecare, Healthcare and Fintech. Across his career he has led multi-location teams and managed blue-chip clients working at Starcom Mediavest Group, Crest (Platinum Advertising), Lintas Media Group, Emami Ltd., and Mediaedge: CIA (MEC) India to name a few.

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