NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ravi Sunnak has been appointed executive vice president, Corporate and Cause, at Havas PR North America. Sunnak will be based in New York, reporting directly to Marian Salzman, CEO, North America, and chair, Havas PR Global Collective.
Sunnak's responsibilities will include heading up Havas PR's growing corporate communications division, as well as building on the firm's cause and CSR offering. Havas PR N.A. has established a robust cause practice with its Baker's Dozen initiative, by which the agency donates about $1 million in services for every $12 million in billings. Some of the worthy organizations that have benefited from the group's commitment to giving include the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its Stand Up for Heroes benefit; #GivingTuesday, which the agency is partnering with at this year's Cannes Lions; and SafeandSound.org, an initiative for which Havas PR is providing media counsel.
Sunnak will lead the global account for Coty Inc., an emerging global leader in beauty. Coty is an ideal match for Sunnak's corporate communications expertise. He will also lead and expand Havas Peaks, the executive branding offer recently launched by Havas PR, and which currently enjoys a close partnership with the CEO Connection.
"We are thrilled that Ravi has joined our team," said Salzman. "Our corporate practice will be strengthened immensely by his leadership in this area, and our cause offer will be greatly enriched, as well, with his wealth of knowledge and skills."
Added Sunnak: "There has never been a more exciting time to work at Havas PR. The agency has already achieved a number of new business and award wins this year. I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the agency across North America."
Sunnak's appointment follows his successful move to New York more than a year ago, during which time he set up Grayling's new corporate communications practice, after almost five years in its London office. Throughout this period, he played an instrumental role in developing Grayling's corporate offer in the U.S. market. He was also the global lead for The Economist Intelligence Unit, driving high impact media relations for the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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