Havas Worldwide appoints COO

Havas Worldwide has promoted Levent Guenes to chief operating officer (COO) for Southeast Asia.

In his expanded role, he will continue to manage the finance operations and report to André Pinto, EVP acquisitions and CFO Asia Pacific. Meanwhile for the operational management of the Havas Worldwide offices across the region he will report to Juan Rocamora, chairman of Havas Worldwide Asia Pacific.

With over twelve years with the Havas Worldwide network, Guenes (pictured) brings a wealth of experience and a solid track record in leading and developing teams across the region. He has worked across markets in Asia Pacific and Central Europe.

“Guenes has been an important driver behind several aspects of the Havas Worldwide business in Asia Pacific – strong and sustained growth in Japan during his role there, and since early 2011, a dynamic and business savvy CFO for Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia,” said Rocamora.

“Our utmost priority will be addressing Southeast Asia's diversity as a region and staying focused on our strategic objectives. We are looking at strengthening the offering at each individual agency and simultaneously, reinforcing our collective clout to bolster our position as a leading network in the region,” Guenes, said.