Jaibeer Ahmad, previously serving as Managing Partner – North at Havas Worldwide India, has been promoted to the position of Chief Transformation and Growth Officer at Havas India. In his new role, he will be responsible for formulating transformative strategies, fostering business growth through integration, and promoting collaboration across all 18 agencies within Havas India.
Based in Gurgaon, Ahmad will report to Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas India, South East Asia and North Asia (Japan and South Korea).
Ahmad has overseen agency accounts for prominent brands such as Reckitt, Suzuki 2 Wheelers, Dabur, and IFB. Furthermore, he has successfully secured new clients, including Mamaearth, IFB, Badshah, Blinkit, IQOO, and more. His substantial contributions encompass brand strategy, creative development, and the overall expansion of revenue.
Rana Barua, group CEO, Havas India, South East Asia and North Asia (Japan and South Korea) said, “The last 5 years have been a period of exponential growth for Havas India, having grown steadily from 3 to 18 agencies, both organically and inorganically delivering nine differentiated services to our clients.”
“While this momentum will continue, and we will be adding a few more expertise, it is now critical that we consolidate and leverage the strength of our offering to enlarge the services and accelerate business growth. Jaibeer has the nuanced understanding of the One Havas ethos, the strategic knowhow to turn opportunities into tangible outcomes, and strong, people-focused leadership, and I am confident that he will make Havas India one of the top growth markets within the Havas ecosystem through integration,” he added.
Commenting on his elevation, Jaibeer Ahmad said, “At Havas India, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate across an array of functions, including, Media, CX, Experiential, PR, UI/UX, E-commerce, Programmatic, Brand Design, Health, and many more. The beauty and the strength of this model is that all these expertise are under one roof.”
“This experience crystallised the vital need for an integrated ecosystem like our Havas Village, navigating today’s complex marketing landscape. In this new role, my mission is clear: foster convergence and collaboration among our 18 agencies and the growing ecosystem, and craft customised, integrated solutions for our clients,” he added.
Boasting more than 23 years of expertise in advertising and brand-building marketing, Ahmad has been in leadership roles for the last 12 years. Throughout this period, he has made significant contributions to brand strategy, creative development, acquiring new business, overall revenue growth, and mentoring teams.