Havas Worldwide has tapped Navin Theeng as Executive Creative Director, Gurgaon. He will report directly to Nima DT Namchu, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide India, and will be responsible for digital and traditional creative output of the Gurgaon office. Theeng replaces the erstwhile ECD team of Nakul Sharma and Tirtha Ghosh.
Theeng moves from Cheil Worldwide, Gurgaon where he was Group Creative Director leading a team handling Samsung mobiles, televisions and home appliances besides other business.
In the 18 years he has been in the industry, Theeng has worked with Bates, McCann Erickson, Euro RSCG, Rediffusion DY&R, Contract and Cheil handling brands across categories including consumer durables, airlines, mobile phones, liquor, real estate and sports.
Along the way, he has won accolades at Cannes, The One Show, New York Festival, Spikes Asia and Goafest Abbys.
Welcoming Theeng aboard, Chief Executive Officer, Nirmalya Sen said, “Navin’s appointment is a part of our further strengthening of our already robust offering in Gurgaon. Navin brings with him not just an impressive track record as a creative mind, but also a reputation for leading his team to creative excellence. I wish him great success with Havas Worldwide.”
“At Havas, we are working towards not just blurring the line between digital and traditional creative but completely erasing it and a creative leader who is comfortable with and excited by both is what we needed. I think we have found that person in Navin”, said Nima DT Namchu, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide India.
“It’s a bit of a homecoming”, said Theeng. “But other than that, everything has changed. Technology was a bit of a bugbear 10 years back, but now the possibilities are endless. You can expect to see more technology-infused ideas coming from Havas”, he continued.