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Kundan Joshee Joins Havas Worldwide India

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Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas India, has recently appointed Kundan Joshee as the Managing Partner & Head for the West and South regions. Kundan joins the agency from Wunderman Thompson, bringing with him nearly 25 years of invaluable experience in the advertising industry. His appointment aims to further bolster and support the agency’s remarkable growth momentum, witnessed over the past five years.

Statement By Tarun Jha, CEO, Havas Worldwide India

“Havas Worldwide India has been witnessing an impressive growth trajectory, and the agency has entirely restructured its leadership team to support this rapid expansion. Kundan is a seasoned industry professional, with a great track record of building businesses and managing large outfits. He will be a natural fit in our ambitious senior leadership team of Anupama, Anirban, and Jaibeer Ahmad. With Jaibeer helming the North and East India markets, Kundan’s addition will help us drive value, optimize revenue, and expand the ever-growing client portfolio of Havas Worldwide India as he takes the reins of our business in the West and South regions. We all welcome him aboard and look forward to him making a meaningful difference to the brands that we lovingly nurture.”

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Statement By Kundan Joshee, Managing Partner & Head – West & South, Havas Worldwide India

“The collaborative spirit of Havas and its employees is one of the first things that drew me to the agency—it is infectious, it is exciting, and it is very unique. The ‘Village’ model of integration is conceptually something that our industry has been striving towards but to see it in action—and now be a part of it—is something that I look forward to. I am thrilled to be joining Havas Worldwide India at such an interesting juncture in the agency’s ascent. My hope is to leverage my learnings to add value to our clients’ businesses and foster genuine and positive client relationships, on the back of the integration model and some truly impactful work.”

Background on Kundan Joshee

Kundan Joshee brings with him nearly 25 years of experience in the advertising industry and has held key positions at prominent agencies like Wunderman Thompson, Ogilvy, FCB, Cheil Worldwide, and Grey Group. His expertise lies in brand-building while pushing the boundaries of creativity. He has worked with several marquee brands, including Vodafone, Pepsi, Samsung, Wipro, Whirlpool, Sony, Max and Lifestyle Fashion, and United Breweries, among others. Kundan’s vast industry knowledge and insights will be instrumental in overseeing Havas Worldwide India’s West and South India operations, which handle some notable clients such as Citroën, Britannia The Laughing Cow, JBL, Celio, Tata CLiQ Luxury, and more.

Kundan Joshee’s Role

Kundan has been appointed to lead the operations of Havas Worldwide India in the Western and Southern regions. The agency manages several prestigious clients, including Citroën, Britannia The Laughing Cow, JBL, Celio, Tata CLiQ Luxury, and others. His appointment comes during a period of significant change for the agency, which has enhanced its creative and strategic capabilities through important hires and the successful acquisition of new business opportunities. Notably, the agency recently secured the account for the innovative consumer products company, Mamaearth.

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Conclusion

Kundan Joshee’s appointment as Managing Partner & Head – West & South at Havas Worldwide India comes at a time when the agency has been experiencing significant growth momentum. With his vast experience and expertise in brand-building, Kundan is expected to play a crucial role in further strengthening and supporting the agency’s expansion efforts. His addition to the senior leadership team, along with the collaborative and unique ‘Village’ model of integration at Havas, promises to bring forth meaningful and lasting impact on the agency’s clients and their brands.

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