Gurugram, India – Havas Media Network India, Havas India’s specialist media branch, has announced the promotion of two senior leaders to key positions within the organisation. Uday Mohan has taken over as chief operating officer of Havas Media India, replacing R. Venkatasubramanian is now Havas Play’s chief operating officer. Both will continue to report to Mohit Joshi, the CEO of Havas Media Network India. 

Mohan will lead Havas Media India’s strategic growth plans and overall operations in his new position as chief operating officer. 

During his more than 16 years with Havas Media India, Mohan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the media business, has played a key role in the agency. His experienced leadership has brought the agency recognition for its creativity in a variety of industries and resulted in the acquisition of several clients. 

Venkatasubramanian took over Havas Play last year, when the specialised function was launched in India and a number of other countries across the world. 

Venkatasubramanian led Havas Play in a competitive market by supporting a number of IPs and initiatives across its sports, content, and entertainment divisions under his direction. 

Speaking about the promotions, Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas India, South East Asia and North Asia (Japan and South Korea), said, “Uday and Venka’s elevations come at an important juncture for Havas Media Network India, as the agency experiences remarkable growth. Their strategic prowess and dedication have been instrumental in driving our agency’s success over the years and their elevation reflects our confidence in their vision and ability to continue fostering innovation, collaboration, and client satisfaction. I wish them all the best.”

Meanwhile, Mohit Joshi, CEO, Havas Media Network India, said, “With Uday and Venkat at the helm of their respective business divisions, Havas Media Network India has made significant strides, evident in the agency’s expanded client portfolio, new acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. This elevation underscores our unwavering dedication to fortifying our organisational framework by nurturing our in-house capabilities. Leaders like them are key to our goal of making media meaningful for our clients and the industry at large as their exceptional industry acumen is pivotal in leading a team as diverse as ours. I extend my sincerest congratulations to Uday and Venkat on their new roles and look forward to our continued trajectory of growth and success together.”