Havas Group India Announces Two Senior Hires

Havas Group India has announced a restructuring of its senior leadership team at Havas Worldwide India to drive business growth and consolidate client management.

Manas Lahiri, President North, has been elevated to the role of Managing Director, and Ravinder Siwach, currently the National Creative Director, has been promoted to the role of Executive Director and National Creative Director of Havas Worldwide India.

Lahiri will continue to report to Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas Group India. He will lead both the offices, Gurgaon and Mumbai, and work closely with the leadership team of the other Havas group companies to drive growth, digital innovations and help in the overall integration across businesses and functions.


Siwach will continue to report to Bobby Pawar, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group India and continue to drive the creative excellence of the group.

“We have witnessed an exponential growth in a short span of 2 years and have added a phenomenal set of new clients and talents across both our offices. It was time to recognise a strong leadership to drive the client consolidation and take charge of the day-to-day operations of Havas Creative,” said Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas Group India.

“Manas is a seasoned leader and has driven both organic and inorganic growth for the network, and Ravinder has done an incredible job in scaling up Havas India’s creative prowess under Bobby. Together they have been amazing partners, demonstrated solid team spirit, skill, commitment, and resilience.”


Both Lahiri and Siwach have spent close to 3 years with Havas Worldwide and have played a pivotal role in consolidating Reckitt and its brands like – Harpic, Mortein, Durex, Vanish, Veet, and many others. They have also played a critical role in scaling up the new business growth of Havas creative and won multiple new brands like Dabur Honey, Dabur Tea, Suzuki, Fortis, William Grant, Amazon, and several others.

“Ravinder and Manas are a rare pair of leaders who are equally passionate about creating great work and growing the agency. The way they collaborate sets the right tone for the rest of the team. Their elevation is a recognition of all their contributions and the passion they bring to Havas’s mission of helping brands make a meaningful difference in people’s lives,” added Bobby Pawar, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group India.


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