Havas Media India has appointed Hans Mathews, former chief client officer at Mindshare Malaysia, as executive director of its West India operation.
Based out of Havas Media’s Mumbai office, Mathews will be tasked to drive growth for the group in the Western region. He joins with 17 years of experience in the industry, having worked with international agencies in India, MENA and Malaysia.
In his most recent stint at Mindshare Malaysia, he led Ford’s regional media team, managing partnerships with digital and content partners.
Mathews was also responsible for managing brands like UL, Maxis, Kraft, Nestle and HSBC. Prior to this he held leadership roles at ZenithOptimedia and other leading agencies.
“Mumbai and the Western region are at the core of Havas Media India’s operations. Our business in the region has grown tremendously over the years and today we are handling very prestigious clients in that market like Parle, Quikr and many others,” said Mohit Joshi, managing director, Havas Media India.
Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group India and South Asia said: “Mathews has a rich industry experience working across multiple blue chip brands in different categories. He has been in many leadership positions and has managed critical client relationships.”