Valerie Madon, chief creative officer Southeast Asia and chairwoman of Havas Group Singapore will be moving on from Havas. Both Havas and Madon (pictured) have confirmed the news to Marketing.
In a statement to Marketing, Havas said she is moving on from the organisation to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Valerie for her contribution and wish her the best with her next chapter.”
Madon told Marketing, “I’m really looking forward to my next chapter working on major global brands in a network reknowned for its creative profile. I wish Vishnu and Havas the best for the future.”
She first joined the agency in 2017 and was initially hired with the agency to take on the dual role of chief creative officer for Southeast Asia and creative lead for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) business for APAC. She was also responsible for the creative output of all Havas agencies in Southeast Asia. A year ago, Havas Group promoted Madon to the role of chairperson of Havas Group Singapore, and Jacqui Lim to the role of group CEO, overseeing both creative and media units.
Madon is a highly regarded creative with a firm foundation in digital and considerable experience in developing integrated creative solutions for blue chip brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Singapore Airlines, HSBC and Burger King.
She joined the agency from Facebook, where she was the head of creative shop for Southeast Asia. Prior to that, she was the global ECD on Shell Lubricants at JWT, concurrently holding the role of chief creative officer in Singapore. She started her career with digital agency XM Asia and has also had a long stint with Leo Burnett/Arc and later Publicis Modem.