Havas Media Group Australia has announced the appointment of Sebastien Leblanc as CFO effective immediately.
He replaces Philippe Tia, who has relocated to London to take on the role of global CFO for Havas agency Edge Performance Network.
Leblanc has worked for Havas since joining the business as an internal auditor in 2007. He has spent the past 12 years in CFO roles in South America, initially at Havas Chile, followed by Mexico and, more recently, Colombia and Peru overseeing media billings of $1 billion.
“I’ve known Sebastien for 14 years. He’s very carefully been handpicked as the perfect partner to Virginia Hyland to serve the new ambitions of Havas Media Group in Australia and New Zealand for the coming years,” Philippe said.
Tia departs for his new role after spending seven years based in Sydney as Havas Group ANZ CFO, including leading the successful acquisition of Hyland Media.
“Many thanks to Philippe for contributing to Havas Australia and New Zealand’s growth so successfully over the last seven years. Philippe will be missed and we are sad to see him leave, but also excited for him to have such a tremendous opportunity within Havas to support Edge Performance Network’s growth and expansion. All the best Philippe!” Leblanc said.