SINGAPORE, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency, has announced the promotion of Levent Guenes to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Southeast Asia, to lead the practices across the region. In his expanded role, Guenes will continue to manage finance operations and will report to Andre Pinto, EVP Acquisitions and CFO Asia Pacific. For the operational management of the Havas Worldwide offices across the region, Guenes will report to Juan Rocamora, Chairman of Havas Worldwide Asia Pacific. The promotion takes effect immediately.
Guenes is an industry veteran who brings his strong business acumen to managing Havas Worldwide SEA's finances. In his 12 years at Havas Worldwide, Guenes led and developed numerous teams and gained an in-depth understanding of markets across Asia Pacific and Central Europe.
"Levent has been an important driver behind several aspects of the Havas Worldwide business in Asia Pacific – strong and sustained growth in Japan during his role there and, since early 2011, a dynamic and business savvy CFO for Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia," said Juan Rocamora. "It is a well-deserved promotion, and I believe he will play a pivotal role in continuing to work with our experienced regional leaders as we further expand our footprint in Southeast Asia with a team of experts across strategic planning, creative excellence, account management, and business development."
"Our utmost priority will be addressing Southeast Asia's diversity as a region and staying focused on our strategic objectives. We are looking at strengthening the offering at each individual agency and simultaneously reinforcing our collective clout to bolster our position as a leading network in the region," Guenes said.
About Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia
Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide Southeast Asia, is part of Havas Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide network is made up of 11,000 employees in 316 offices in 120 cities and 75 countries. In Southeast Asia Havas Worldwide has a presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients in the region, including Air France, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Danone, FairPrice, Far East Organization, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser and Sanofi. Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV).
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