Havas Media Group has appointed Andrew Cawte as managing director of the agency’s Hong Kong operations.
Cawte replaces Jason Kwong, the former MD, who left the agency after five years for Publicitas as managing director of North East Asia and Australia.
Cawte joined Havas Media as general manager of Havas Media International and within a span of few months was promoted to the position.
His new role will be to manage and grow the agency’s current clients, along with fuelling new business and developing talent in Hong Kong operations.
Based in APAC for over 20 years, Andrew was previously leading the HSBC account at Mindshare and was the head of strategy and of training and development for Mediacom in the region.
Cawte will report directly to Christophe Cases, CEO of Havas Media Group, Greater China.
“Andrew’s promotion as managing director of Havas Media Group was a natural step after so successfully managing the set up of Havas Media International in Hong Kong over the past five months. His experience fits perfectly with our plans to develop a truly integrated service across multiple disciplines,” said Cases.
"Knowing the agency scene in Hong Kong so well, I recognise the great opportunity for growth here and I am really looking forward to building a unique service offering," said Cawte.