Vishnu Mohan, Chairman & CEO India, SEA & North Asia, Havas Group
Vishnu leads high-growth markets in his role as Chairman & CEO of India and Southeast Asia (SEA), Japan and Korea and his experience is grounded in agency transformation leveraging marketing communications, talent, culture and accelerated growth. Starting his advertising career with Y&R in India, where he looked after the Colgate Palmolive business, Vishnu moved to Euro RSCG (now Havas Singapore) in 1995. Under his stewardship, Euro RSCG grew to be one of the most successfully integrated 360 agencies, winning the Agency of the Year at the very first Effies in Singapore. In 2005, Vishnu took up the responsibility of setting up Havas Media in the Asia Pacific region and built the network from scratch from being employee #1 to building a staff strength of over 2,000 people. In 2016, Havas Group brought together all communication disciplines – creative, media, digital, activation, events, public relations under one roof and P&L to create Havas Villages and Vishnu took on role of Chairman & CEO for Havas Group India & SEA and in 2019 – North Asia was added to his remit.