Havas Group has appointed David Angell as chief
commercial officer for the Asia Pacific region. In this newly created
regional role, Angell will drive cross-regional business growth and
go-to-market strategy with the objective of enhancing the network's
competitive advantage and positioning in sync with its "Together"
strategy of collaboration and integration.
(above left) will report to Mike Amour (above right), chairman &
CEO of Havas Group, Asia Pacific and work closely with regional and
market leadership teams. The appointment is effective immediately.
Angell joins Havas Group from marketing management consultancy -
TrinityP3 - where he held the position of general manager for the last
four years, based out of Melbourne. Prior to that, Angell had a prolific
15-year agency career that included stints at Starcom, Zenith, Ikon and
Mindshare across Australia and United Kingdom. Angell has extensive
experience in agency operations, client leadership, new business,
strategic consultancy, and in the selection, development of commercial
agreements between agencies, marketers and procurement teams.
Amour: "David's experience as a trusted advisor to senior clients
covers the entire spectrum of the agency business from brand
communications strategy, media trading, diversified agency services, and
development of commercial contracts. As such his appointment will help
us to boost our service capabilities, bring additional rigour and
discipline to client relationships, foster greater collaboration between
teams in markets and instill best-practice, strategic approaches to
business development at the regional and market level. With his
impeccable track record of results-driven excellence, I am confident
that he will play a transformative role in demonstrating our
differentiated agency value-proposition to clients and key stakeholders
and steer Havas Group on a path of further expansion and stability. I am
delighted to welcome him to the Havas family."
"The Havas Group model of breaking silos to streamline the
communications process is rooted in a future-forward vision of the
agency model - one that clients are increasingly gravitating to.
Additionally, Havas Group, by being a part of entertainment powerhouse
Vivendi, offers a strong point of differentiation as it is the only
network that is embedded in the storytelling narrative encompassing
music, films, gaming from within the agency. Apart from market leading
products, Havas Group has great people and it is an incredibly exciting
time to be joining the network. I'm delighted to be able to contribute
to the ongoing success as well as shape the ambition of Havas Group
across the Asia Pacific region."