Havas Worldwide appoints regional healthcare MD

Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia (SEA) has promoted Victor Joseph ‘VJ’ Yamat (pictured) to the role of managing director of healthcare operations SEA in a move that enhances the agency’s effort in strengthening its growing health portfolio and business across the region.

Previously the Healthcare Director of SEA, Dr Yamat was responsible in launching and nurturing Havas Life, the agency’s specialised healthcare practice. Under his leadership, Havas’ health and wellness business in the region has seen significant growth, said the agency. He spearheaded major pitch wins for prescription and over-the-counter(OTC) healthcare businesses in Singapore, as well as in other Havas Worldwide offices in the region.

“In just over a year, Havas Life has seen exponential growth under Dr VJ’s stewardship with more regional clients coming on board, hoping to tap on Havas’ Expertise in delivering effective communications strategy,” said Juan Rocamora.“With this well-deserved promotion, I am confident that Dr VJ and his team will help our agency move forward in strengthening our market leadership in the health and wellness sector,” he continued

Yamat will report to Juan Rocamora, Chairman of Havas Worldwide Asia-Pacific, and is based in Singapore.