Anita Nayyar quits Havas Media to join BCCL

MUMBAI: Havas Media CEO Anita Nayyar has put in her papers after a stint of five years with the company.

She will be serving her notice period till the end of the month.

Nayyar is expected to join Bennett, Coleman and Company (BCCL) as director customer strategy.

Havas Media Asia Pacific CEO Vishnu Mohan said, "Yes, Anita has quit. The agency is in process of identifying the right person for the role."

"After five years, Anita leaves behind an organization seven times stronger with several specialist brands that today are over 40 per cent of group‘s portfolio and a strong talent force that are leaders in their own right. We thank her for her stewardship and wish her every success in this new stint on the other side after 28 years in the agency business. We are at present in the process of identifying a suitable leader for this role and should make an announcement to that effect shortly," Mohan added.

Meanwhile, MPG India has promoted managing partner Mohit Joshi to the post of managing director.

Based in Mumbai, he will be reporting to Mohan.

Nayyar had joined Havas Media in 2007 as the CEO of MPG India. Later on, she was promoted to CEO of Havas Media-South Asia. Prior to joining Havas Media, she had also worked with Starcom and Mudra Communications.

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