Vishnu Mohan Exits Havas After 25 Years

Alberto Canteli, currently CEO of Middle East and Eastern Europe, will spearhead the operations, except for India, that will continue to be headed by Rana Barua

Vishnu Mohan has stepped down from his position as Chairman and CEO, Havas Group Southeast Asia, India and North Asia, after being an integral part for 25 years. However, Mohan will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Vivendi Committee Southeast Asia and India, which aims to develop the parent company's companies in the region. He will be reporting to Simon Gillham, member of the Vivendi Management Board.

In his post on a social media platform, Mohan mentions of his departure, “Indeed when I look back at the 25 years at Havas, my biggest joy comes from having played a role in nurturing, mentoring and learning from amazing talents that stood by me with a mindset to challenge and to succeed. My humble bows to each one of you, for this journey would never have been so fulfilling and enriching without you. Grateful as well to my bosses for their mentorship and to Havas Group for its entrepreneurial spirit, the autonomy and the support at every stage and above all for the incredible opportunity of building a brand from scratch.”

He also adds, “I'm sure you are inundated with well wishes, and you should be. You brought wisdom and wonder, taught me courage and curiosity, helped me grow up and grow strong. Eternally grateful and always in your debt. My blessing to be in your orbit. Whenever and whatever your next path emerges, I'll be flying your flag.”

Following his departure, Alberto Canteli, CEO Middle East and Eastern Europe Havas Group, will extend his remit to include Southeast Asia and North Asia including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Indochina, Indonesia and Vietnam. Meanwhile, Rana Barua, will continue to run Havas India as group CEO. Both Canteli and Barua will report to global CEO Havas Creative Group Chris Hirst and global CEO Havas Media Group Peter Mears.

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