Sumeer Mathur Joins Havas Worldwide India as National Planning Head & Managing Partner

Havas Group India has appointed Sumeer Mathur as National Planning Head & Managing Partner, Havas Worldwide India.

Mathur will partner Manas Lahiri, Managing Director and Ravinder Siwach, ED & NCD of Havas Worldwide (Creative) to scale up the agency while based out of the Gurgaon office while reporting to Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas Group India.

Over the years, Mathur has had stints at agencies including DDB Mudra Group, JWT, Rediffusion Y&R, Contract, and Lowe Lintas. He was most recently with Edelman as Senior Vice President, National Planning & Strategy Head.


“Throughout his career, Sumeer has worked with strong business teams, delivering tangible business results,” said Bobby Pawar, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group India.

“His keen interest in understanding what drives culture, what motivates consumers, and how digital technologies are reshaping brand interactions will add a tremendous value to our strategic planning function.”

Mathur added: “I am excited to join a team that has driven an amazing growth story in such a short time and has diverse capabilities that deliver what brands and clients need. Havas Creative’s philosophy of meaningful brands is ahead of the curve in its understanding of the forces that shape consumer attitudes and behaviour in the world today. I look forward to leveraging this for our clients across categories.”