Havas Media India appoints R. Venkatasubramanian as national head of investments

MUMBAI: Havas Media India has appointed R. Venkatasubramanian as National Head of Investments. Venkat joins the agency from Initiative Media where he was serving as Senior Vice President. In his new role, Venkat will be based out of Gurgaon and will be responsible for driving media investments, partnerships and strategic thinking for all Havas Media clients across markets.

A former Havas employee, Venkat has over 22 years of experience in Advertising specializing in Media Buying. He has worked with clients across sectors such as Maruti, Suzuki Motorcycle, DishTV, RB, MG Motor, Usha International and InfoEdge.

Commenting on his appointment, Havas Media Group CEO – India and Southeast Asia Anita Nayyar said, “Venkat is an accomplished, seasoned professional, with his rich experience of over two decades, Venkat will ensure that the complex media environment is well navigated and negotiated for Havas Media clients. Collaboration is the cornerstone of our unified operating model, allowing us to deliver 100% accountability and ideas that flourish without boundaries. Havas Media has the team, capabilities and is well positioned to be a data-cum-content driven media partner to brands across sectors driving their overall marketing and goal strategy. We wish Venkat a happy homecoming!”

“We are delighted to have Venkat back with us once again. Havas Media has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the years. We have always been keen to get great professionals who have made a mark in the industry. Venkat is one such person who has contributed phenomenally in building brands through the creation of innovative media associations. We are looking forward to using his experience and commitment to develop our brand partnerships further,” added Havas Media Group MD – India Mohit Joshi.

Venkat said, “I am motivated to come back to Havas Media as the company is open to innovative and creative ideas. My focus will be to drive new and dynamic properties across media with an added focus in the sports arena to ensure that our brands get the best ROI under the guidance of Havas’ senior management.”