Levent is the Chief Growth Officer for Havas Group in Asia Pacific responsible for driving new ventures, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships for the group in the region.
He was most recently the CEO of Havas in Southeast Asia, heading up Havas' creative operations in nine markets that boast a headcount of almost 1,000 strong workforce in this vibrant region.
He joined the Havas Group in 2002 and has since worked his way up covering leading roles in various markets such as Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and ultimately South East Asia.
An economist by background, Levent's keen understanding of advertising business underpinned his promotion from a CFO role through COO and onto the role of Southeast Asia's regional CEO. He is credited with significantly transforming the Southeast Asia footprint of Havas, which has become a powerhouse with operations in nine markets. These include number one agencies in two of those countries.
Passionate about the advertising industry, Levent is frequently invited to judge local and regional award shows. He was most recently profiled in Campaign Asia's prestigious 40 under 40 list and was a finalist for the Agency Head category of Campaign's Agency of the Year 2016 awards.