Havas Media Singapore CEO Jacqui Lim takes on new regional role

Havas Media Asia Pacific has promoted Jacqui Lim, CEO of Havas Media Singapore as its head of business development for Asia Pacific. She will take on a dual role, holding on to the CEO of Havas Media Singapore role.

She will report in to Vishnu Mohan, chairman & CEO for the Group for India & SEA and the new role will see her taking on additional responsibilities as the new business lead for the Group’s media operations. Reporting in to Havas Group’s chairman and CEO Mike Amour, she will be working closely with the Group’s sub-regional CEOs as well as Havas Creative Group’s new business team led by Sunny Hermano to roll out a new business strategy centred around the network’s integrated Village model.

Joining the group in a leadership role in October 2014, Lim brought in a new dynamism and energy, building a strong strategy, digital and delivery team to support her in the agency’s growth vision. The agency has nearly doubled in staff and billings over this period securing several blue-chip clients including Changi Airport, Singtel, Fairprice, Warner Bros., Health Promotion Board, Cycle & Carriage, Wildlife Reserves and Esplanade to name a few.

Amour said: “Lim is a natural leader with a great instinct for business development. She has an impressive track record of winning and retaining large clients in Singapore and has already been involved in some of the bigger regional and global pitches. We are delighted that she has agreed to take on this larger remit.”

On her promotion, Lim, added: “The core of what we do is delivering the best business solutions that moves our client’s business forward and I strongly believe that Havas Group with its integrated model is best placed to deliver these results. This is exactly what makes me passionate about new business. I am looking forward to working with the regional and local management teams to expand our client portfolio and take our regional new business proposition forward.”

Lim joined the role from ZenithOptimedia. In her previous role, she was executive director, general manager, followed by managing director of the Singapore office.

Most recently,  Melvin Lim, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Havas Media Group Asia Pacific, exited after seven years with the company. Lim (pictured) took on the role in 2016, and was responsible for regional business development across all brands of Havas Media Group.

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