Havas Group India recently announced that Mr. Rana Barua has been appointed as the CEO of the company. The company added the appointment would be effective immediately. In his role as the CEO of Havas Group India, Mr. Barua will have to chart the company’s transformation journey in the country with a particular focus on new business momentum, partnerships and collaborations, and putting together future-ready teams.
Mr. Barua will be reporting to Mr. Vishnu Mohan, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Havas Group, Southeast Asia and India. He will also work with the existing leadership teams in the country.
Mr. Barua is a marketing communications professional with an experience of more than 22 years. In the past, he has been employed with advertising agencies like Contract India and Creativeland Asia as the CEO. He has also worked at a number of other agencies such as Ogilvy, McCann, Rediffusion Y&R, and JWT. Further, he has served in leadership roles in Radio City and Red FM.
Havas Group, which was founded in the year 1835 in France, currently has a presence in more than 100 countries across the world and employs around 20,000 people in total. The firm has operated in India for more than 10 years and has handled a number of clients including Max Life Insurance, HDFC Bank, IBM, and RB India among others.