Anita Nayyar quits Havas Group (& Vivendi)

06 Feb,2020

By A Correspondent


Anita Nayyar

On October 11, MxMIndia reported on Anita Nayyar moving out of day-to-day ops at Havas Media. She had then moved to a larger group-level assignment with Vivendi, the holding company of Havas. But now the news is that Nayyar, the New Delhi NCR-based media agency veteran is moving on from the agency network and the holding company to pursue other interests. She will leave the group in the beginning of May 2020. Her India leadership role, as reported by MxMIndia earlier, has transitioned to Mohit Joshi, Group MD, who is reporting into Rana Barua, CEO, Havas Group India.


Nayyar joined Havas in 2007 as CEO of Havas Media India and save a few months when she moved to Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL) as Head of Customer Strategy and joined back seven months later, she has been spearheading Havas Media. Joshi has also been working with the group since 2007. In 2018, Nayyar was promoted to CEO of Havas Media Southeast (SEA) Asia in addition to her role as CEO of Havas Media India.


Vishnu Mohan

Commenting on the development, Vishnu Mohan, Chairman & CEO, Havas Group, India & Southeast Asia said: “Anita has played a pivotal role in Havas Media India’s success and growth over the years. A future forward-thinking leader with a deep understanding of people, brand and media, Anita has also been an inspiration to many young professionals. We are grateful for her significant and lasting contribution to Havas Media India and wish her the very best for her next chapter.”


On her departure, Nayyar added: “It has been an extremely fulfilling and meaningful journey at Havas India over the last 13 years. I am grateful for the opportunities given by the network including the broader remit of SEA in 2018. As Havas Group India continues to reinforce its integrated model of operations, I am confident the Group will continue to chart its success story and I wish the team at Havas Group well with its future development.”


Rana Barua

Said Rana Barua, CEO, Havas Group India in a statement: “Anita is credited with growing Havas Media India’s footprint and elevating its presence. Her dedication and passion are exemplary that has led to her becoming a strong voice in the industry. On behalf of the network, I would like to thank Anita for all that she has done and wish her all the best going ahead.”


And this is what Joshi has said: “Working with Anita for over a decade has been an immensely rewarding and learning experience. She has been an integral part of Havas Media and valued by both clients and colleagues alike. As I welcome the new challenge, I would like to thank the network for the opportunity and Anita for her mentorship and guidance.”


That, we must say, is a nice tribute for a mentor and former boss from Joshi, which is part of an official release from Havas.



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