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India’s Anita Nayyar named CEO of the Year

Anita Nayyar, CEO – India & South Asia, Havas Media Group and CEO – Havas Group, North India won the CEO of the Year at Women Leading Change Awards 2018.

Ms Nayyar’s decade plus one with Havas Media India, has seen the agency grow 15 times in 11 years, from a ‘Reckitt Agency’ to 100+ clients, from 40 to 400+ professionals, from 2 to 8 offices across India today. She has also been instrumental in expanding Havas’ footprint in the emerging South Asia markets – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Recently promoted to be the CEO – Havas Group, North India, Anita leads both media and creative divisions under the Group’s ‘Together’ approach.

Vishnu Mohan, Chairman & CEO, Havas Group, India & South East Asia said, “Anita’s determination and passion is a testament to Havas Group India’ success and growth over the years. She has imbibed trust, transparency and commitment as core values throughout her career and that is what defines her in the industry. We are all very proud of her achievements and lucky to have a fine professional like her lead by example. I hope she continues to be an inspiration to the next generation of leaders.”

Ms Nayyar said, “I’m truly humbled to receive this award, which is also a recognition for Havas and every staff member that helps make this agency all that it is, and my family, without whose support I would not be where I am today.”