Tarun Jha Joins Havas Group As CEO

Jha spent 15 years at Škoda Auto India, he served as head of marketing

Havas Group India has announced the appointment of Tarun Jha as Chief Executive Officer of Havas Creative India, which includes agencies Havas Worldwide India (Mumbai/Gurgaon/Bangalore), Havas CX (Customer Experience), Conran Design Group Mumbai (Branding & Design) and Havas QED (Kolkata). 

Jha in his most recent position, was head of marketing at Škoda Auto India, where he spent 15 years. He was leading the Marketing and Product Planning function for the Indian market, setting marketing and communications strategy.

Reporting to Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas Group India, the appointment of Jha is on the back of a significant period of growth for Havas Group – with an outstanding list of new client wins and a compelling growth trajectory. The success of the network is due to its unique integrated ecosystem which combines the strength of its Creative, Media and Health verticals, which is also reflected in its recent Great Place To Work certification.

Rana Barua, commenting on the appointment says, “Over the last 4 years, Havas Creative Group India has evolved from a one-client agency into an integrated network of 7 agencies, including Havas Worldwide India, Havas CX, Think Havas, Conran Design Group Mumbai, Shobiz Havas, Cake India and Havas QED. Today, these agencies handle an enviable roster of marquee clients including Reckitt, Dabur, Tata, Citroën, P&G, Nestle, IKEA and several others. Our momentum is unparalleled, as evidenced by the consistent #1 ranking on the creative agency list in R3 New Business League in 2022. As Havas Creative Group India gears up for a new phase of growth, it was imperative to have someone such as Tarun, with an insider’s perspective, helming the new direction the network takes, truly pushing the envelope of what Havas Creative India can achieve in terms of client-first approaches and meaningful, innovative business solutions.”

Tarun Jha, Chief Executive Officer, Havas Creative India comments, “I started my professional career in advertising, so this move is a happy homecoming for me. I’ve never really been out of this business, even during