Leadership
CEO, Havas Media Group

Biography

Vishnu Mohan

Vishnu took up the responsibility of setting up the media network from scratch for Havas Group in Asia in 2005.

Vishnu took up the responsibility of setting up the media network from scratch for Havas Group in Asia in 2005.

The youngest international network has continued to grow aggressively under his watch through new business momentum and geographical expansion. Today as the CEO of Havas Media Group Asia Pacific, he oversees offices in 17 countries in the region, spanning across 25 cities.

Vishnu’s leadership, with a focus on “creating meaningful connections for brands” has played a critical role in steering Havas Media Group in Asia Pacific to its current leadership position.

The agency has not only developed a reputation for its challenger mindset but its performance has been exceptional in key markets in APAC. Having spent 20 years in the industry, Vishnu has worked across account management, strategic planning and agency management roles at creative and media agencies in India, China, Singapore and United Kingdom.

Starting his advertising career with Y&R in India, where he looked after the Colgate Palmolive business, he moved to Euro RSCG (now Havas Worldwide) Singapore in 1995. Under his stewardship, Euro RSCG grew to be one of the most successfully integrated 360 agencies winning the Agency of the Year at the very first Effies in Singapore.

Currently based in Singapore, Vishnu is a regular speaker at industry events like Ad Tech, Festival of Media Asia, Asia Pacific Media Forum and E4M Media Conclave.  He has been invited to sit on the jury of top global and regional advertising awards including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia and Asia Media Effectiveness awards. He has been interviewed by broadcast networks BBC News, NDTV Profit, CNBC-TV 18, CBS-ABN to name a few.

As a board member of the Mobile Marketing Forum (Asia Chapter), Vishnu is at the forefront of mobile marketing advocacy in the region.

Speaker at events in: 2014