Havas makes Sr level appointments in Mumbai & B’lore

MUMBAI: Havas’ creative vertical Havas Worldwide has brought on board Gaurav Soi and Tiraz Balaporia for its Mumbai and Bengaluru offices respectively.

While Soi has been roped in to handle duties as Havas Worldwide Mumbai vice president, Blaporia will be Havas Worldwide Bengaluru office head and vice president.

The duo will report in to Havas Worldwide west and south president Shavon Barua.

Confirming the news to, Barua said, “I am delighted to have them as a part of our team. At Havas WW we are focussing in bringing about a whole lot of new talent in our teams as our business continues to grow.”

Soi has spent 13 years in the advertising industry and has worked on a variety of brands and categories during this tenure like Saffola Oil and Salt, ITC Expressions Greeting Cards, VST, BPL Mobile, Frooti, Appy Fizz, Dainik Bhaskar Group, AUDI, Suzlon Energy Limited, Reliance Mutual Funds, Cox & Kings, and Fortis Healthcare. He also has experience with events and activations.

Balaporia’s previous stint was with Bates where he had been for a year and a half and worked on brands like Tata AIA, TVS, Fiat, Ashok Leyland, and Park Avenue. This is his second innings at Havas Worldwide (earlier Euro RSCG) where he spent six and a half years as a part of both, Mumbai and Bengaluru teams. While in Euro RSCG he handled brands like HDFC Payment Cards, Emirates, Sanofi-Aventis, Bhaskar Group, BPCL Allergan, and IBM.

“With close to 13 years of work experience across multiple bands and categories he has been appointed Office Head with a mandate to take the Bangalore Office to greater heights, picking up where he left off from,” informs Barua.

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