Havas Media Group opens Malaysia office

HAVAS Media Group marked the official launch of its Malaysia operations last Thursday at a grand event with Alfonso Rodés Vilà, Global CEO of Havas Media Group, and Vishnu Mohan CEO of Havas Media Group, Asia Pacific as chief guests.

Helmed by Andreas Vogiatzakis (pix), the fully owned Havas Group operation launched in a state-of-the art Havas Village. The Village model, organized to promote seamless collaboration between media and creative teams, has already been implemented in 45 cities. The Malaysia office now also houses the creative arm, Havas Malaysia and Havas Group’s pure player specialist brands Affiperf (programmatic), Socialyse (social media), Mobext (mobile) and Ecselis (online performance marketing brand).

Commenting on the launch, Alfonso Rodés Vilà, the global CEO of Havas Media Group said: “As the fastest growing global media group, we are always looking to invest in important markets. We have been registering strong growth in Asia Pacific and we are truly excited to expand our footprint in one of Southeast Asia’s most significant markets. I am confident that Andreas and his team will continue our story of growth and prosperity for our clients in Malaysia.”

Vishnu Mohan, CEO of Havas Media Group, Asia Pacific, added: “I am very excited to be part of this launch event. Malaysia is an important market in the region and having a robust presence here is vital from a client’s perspective. While the team is in its early days I can already sense the positivity and optimism it has!”

Andreas Vogiatzakis, CEO of Havas Media Group Malaysia, said: “Our new office has been developed on the collaborative and integrated principles of Havas Village with solutions that are customized for every individual brand. We are already seeing a lot of traction with this model, serving current clients and having partnered with several new clients already. I am also really humbled by all the support extended by our global and regional teams so far and happy that we have started off on such a successful good note.”