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Havas Group Indonesia boosts senior leadership team

Havas Group Indonesia has made senior level management changes in Indonesia to unify leadership and accelerate collaboration.

As part of these changes, advertising veteran Agus Sudradjat will join the agency in the newly created role of Chairman of Havas Group Indonesia. Mr Sudradjat was most recently with Grey Group, where he spent 17 years, nine of them as the Chairman & CEO. Prior to this he worked with Mediacom as the agency’s first Managing Director and also had a stint with Dentsu Indonesia as a Media Director.

Mr Sudradjat’s responsibilities will include leading the strategic vision and operational leadership for Havas Group’s integrated operations in line with the Group’s ‘Together’ strategy.

The new structure will also see Anwesh Bose, the current CEO of Havas Media Group Indonesia taking over as the CEO of Havas Group Indonesia responsible for the day to day functioning of all brands including the flagship brands – Havas Media and Havas. Mr Bose joined the agency as Managing Director in 2014 and was promoted to the role of CEO of Havas Media Group last year. His previous stints include working with DDB Mudramax and Dentsu Media in India.

Vishnu Mohan, CEO of Havas Group, Southeast Asia said, “The new leadership structure has been devised to accelerate the evolution of our collaborative Village model. Agus’ experience in the local market and his successful track record of working with creative and media agencies makes him an ideal choice to lead our integrated Indonesian operations. This is also a well-deserved promotion for Anwesh, who has played an important role in the growing our media operations. I am confident that the new leadership will continue to drive the momentum that has made our Indonesian operations so successful.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Sudradjat said, “Havas Group has been making a lot of waves in Indonesia owing to its Village strategy. The Havas Village model of collaboration and integration is exactly what clients are looking for. I am pleased to be a part of Havas’ futuristic model and look forward to working closely with the Indonesian team to take this proposition forward.”

“Indonesia as a market is close to my heart and I am grateful to the leadership team for placing their faith in me and giving me an opportunity to take on a larger role. I am looking forward to working with Agus to start a new chapter for Havas Group in the country,” added Mr Bose.

Matt Wiggers, the current CEO of Havas Indonesia, will move into a newly created role of Chief Integration Officer responsible for partnership with Vivendi brands in the market.