SRINAGAR: Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas Group India, has appointed Kashmiri advertising professional Jaibeer Ahmad as Managing Partner – North. Jaibeer joins from Cheil India, to further strengthen and support the creative offering of Havas Worldwide India.
He will be based in Gurgaon and will oversee Havas Worldwide India’s North India operations, which is one of the biggest offices of the agency in India. With over 100 employees and apart from its biggest client Reckitt, it manages some of India’s leading brands including Dabur, William Grant, Suzuki, Fortis Healthcare, and several others. Over the last three years, the Gurgaon office has seen consistent growth and has bagged several new clients including Stashfin, Renewbuy, Vivo, Jimmy’s Cocktails, Info Edge, and several others.
Following Anupama Ramaswamy’s appointment as the Chief Creative Officer earlier in October, Jaibeer’s appointment is part of Havas Worldwide India’s ongoing senior leadership restructuring. He will work closely with Bobby Pawar, Chairman & CCO, Havas Group India, Anupama, and Manas Lahiri, Managing Director, Havas Worldwide India. His appointment comes at a time when the agency has undergone a complete transformation, has added several marquee clients, and has strengthened its creative and strategy teams through a series of appointments.
“I welcome Jaibeer to the Havas family. I am certain with his vast experience, he will add tremendous value to the agency’s transformational journey,” media reports quoted Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas Group India as having said.
Manas Lahiri said, “I’ve known Jaibeer for years now and his deep understanding of advertising and rich experience of building great brands will help us further solidify the creative offerings of Havas Worldwide India.”
Jaibeer Ahmad said, “These are exciting times at Havas Worldwide India. The agency is completely future-ready, and the Havas Village proposition has helped to successfully demonstrate integration across the group. Furthermore, with their strategic and creative vision, Rana and Bobby have set the agency on an enviable growth trajectory. I’m excited to collaborate with Manas and Anupama and contribute to the group’s extraordinary growth story.”
Jaibeer is an advertising and brand management professional with 22 years of work experience. He has in leadership in playing pivotal roles in brand strategy, communication planning, creative development and driving new business growth.
Besides exposure to wide spectrum of categories with specialist skills in FMCG, durables and telecom marketing, Jaibeer has a proven track record of leading integrated marketing campaigns for powerful global and local brands which include Pepsi, Tropicana, Kurkure, Quaker, Sting, Aquafina, Airtel, Nestle, Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, HCL, Carlsberg , OLX.in, Delhi Daredevils & J&K Tourism.