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Havas Group Singapore names Joseph Chua as GM

In a move to further strengthen its ‘Together’ strategy to accelerate integration, Havas Group Singapore has appointed Joseph Chua as General Manager with immediate effect, reporting to Jacqui Lim, CEO, Havas Group Singapore.

The appointment is part of a management structure that brings together all communication disciplines – creative, media, digital, public relations – under the Havas Village umbrella. Chua’s remit will cover the creative side of the business with a focus on client service, strategic thinking, innovation and effectiveness, leveraging the integrated capabilities of Havas Group Singapore.

Mr Chua joins Havas Group from digital agency Resn Asia where he was the APAC COO responsible for leading the agency’s strategic growth and launch in China. At Resn, he won and worked across key clients such as Adidas Originals, Huawei and Ant Finance. Prior to Resn, Mr Chua worked with J.Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett in multiple offices across key clients like CPF, Nikon, Changi Airport, Unilever and P&G as well as new business.

Commenting on the appointment, Ms Lim said, “Our strategy of collaboration is manifested in our client-centric, outcome-oriented Village way of working. Talent is naturally, a key component of our model as we believe that our success as a network is directly proportional to the strength of our people. Joseph has a proven track record of being a successful leader and his extensive experience across China, Singapore and Southeast Asia will be invaluable in enhancing our creative product. I am delighted to welcome him to the team and confident that his expertise will value-add to our ongoing efforts to make Havas Group’s integrated offering resonate in the industry.”

“Havas Group’s depth of communication offerings married with Vivendi’s (parent company) content prowess will enable us to better serve the ambitions of the modern marketer. I am thankful for the opportunity and excited to shape the agency’s future-forward vision,” said Mr Chua.