Havas Creative Group Singapore has hired Andrea Conyard as group managing director, Singapore –replacing Dan Gibson who left the role in September.
An industry veteran, Conyard returns to Havas, where he began his career almost 20 years ago. Over the years he has had agency experience in Singapore, having worked alongside brands such as Diageo, IBM, HP and Tiger Beer, among others.
His agency experience spans OgilvyOne, Arc Worldwide, Grey and Wunderman where he oversaw Singtel, Daimler Chrysler, SKii and Oracle brands, to name a few.
“My goals remain simple and pragmatic – stay curious, innovate, create great work, always keep teams motivated and happy, break rules, explore new ideas, take risks and above all: be measurable and accountable”, Conyard said.
Shortly after Gibson’s exit, Havas announced the promotion of Levent Guenes to the CEO role of Havas Creative Group in Southeast Asia.
Conyard will report to Levent Guenes, CEO role of Havas Creative Group in Southeast Asia and be responsible for all of the Havas Creative Group’s operations in the market.
Along with driving the integration and collaboration of all Havas Creative and Media units under the same roof, Conyard is tasked to push the development of fully integrated content platforms across creative, PR and media, utilising the group’s existing Havas Village and regional collaboration concepts.
“With a solid track record of leadership excellence, sharp business acumen, an exceptional mind-set and his expertise in innovative & digital solutions, I believe Andrea is a great asset to complement our ambitions in the market and the region. Singapore remains a strong focus for the group and Andrea will enjoy all the support required of the global and regional teams to fulfil our ambitious growth targets”, Guenes said.