MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Havas Ortega (HVO) announced that Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner Tony Sarmiento is leaving the company effective June 30.

Chairman and CEO Jos Ortega shares, “We thank Tony for his contributions to the company for the past 7 years. This includes his collaborations with the Havas Media Group in Asia, the introduction of Heartbot at the Festival of Media Asia and the solid creative team that he has built in Manila. We wish him only the best for his next milestone.”

On his departure, Sarmiento says, “I’ve been fortunate to have worked with this group of talents. Together, we’ve pulled off and executed a lot of amazing stories that can be seen on the screen, heard on the radio and read on both print and online. My journey with Havas has been very fruitful from winning pitches to creating meaningful projects to help uplift lives in our own creative way.”

“We are currently looking for our next creative champion. In the meantime, our creative leads will be mentored by Valerie Madon, the Chief Creative Officer of Havas Group Southeast Asia. Moving forward, we will continue building the Havas Village in Manila. Our pipeline in the coming months will be focused on the relaunch of our PR operations, the growth of the Havas Life brand in the ASEAN region and the launch of our branding unit. We will continue to share data and insights through our Prosumer Reports and create campaigns with a Meaningful Difference”, he added.

Havas Ortega (HVO) is the marketing communications solutions company in the Philippines that makes a meaningful difference for brands, businesses and people. It is a member of the Havas Group, one of the largest communication group in the world. It employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries.