Havas Worldwide (Creative) appoints Jigisha Chawla as EVP, Gurgaon

Havas Worldwide, the creative arm of Havas Group India has appointed Jigisha Chawla as Executive Vice President, Gurgaon. Jigisha will report to Manas Lahiri, Managing Director, Havas Worldwide (Creative), and will work across key clients of the Gurgaon office.

Havas Worldwide (Creative) Gurgaon is one of the biggest operations of the agency in India, with over 100 employees. Apart from its biggest client Reckitt, the unit also manages some of India’s leading brands including Dabur, William Grant, Suzuki, Fortis Healthcare, and several others. Over the last three years, the Gurgaon office has seen consistent growth and has bagged several new clients including Stashfin, Renewbuy, Vivo, Jimmy’s Cocktails, Info Edge, and several others.

Manas Lahiri, Managing Director, Havas Worldwide (Creative), said, “With the exponential growth of the Gurgaon unit, we are focusing on beefing up our senior leadership and our product. Jigisha will play a pivotal role in enhancing and strengthening our client relationships and widening our product portfolio.”

A seasoned advertising and communications professional with over 20 years of experience, Jigisha’s expertise is ingrained in traditional advertising with knowledge of its tenets in brand building with a good understanding of new-age media and the importance of technology to create meaningful brand stories. 

“I am excited to begin these new innings with Havas Worldwide (Creative). Over the last couple of years, Havas Group India and all its units have completely turned around and have built a new perception in India. The agency is going through a fantastic momentum, and I am looking forward to making a meaningful impact in this growth story”, said Jigisha. 

Jigisha has spent a major part of her career with Ogilvy and has managed several marquee brands and led key client businesses across diverse categories, including MNCs, Government, Non-profit organizations, and Healthcare businesses of Ogilvy Delhi. She has led many integrated teams to success, including multiple Effie awards, and brings substantial global project management experience on board.


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