Havas Worldwide India, the creative arm of Havas India, has officially appointed Kundan Joshee as managing partner & head – West & South. He joins the agency from Wunderman Thompson and has nearly 25 years of experience on his shoulders.

Kundan will be based in Mumbai and will report to Tarun Jha, CEO, Havas Worldwide India. As managing partner & head, he will work closely with Anupama Ramaswamy, chief creative officer and Anirban Mozumdar, chief strategy officer.

Joshee will oversee Havas Worldwide India’s West and South India operations, which handles several marquee clients including JBL, Celioo, Britannia The Laughing Cow, Citro├źn, Tata CLiQ Luxury, among others. His appointment has come at a time when Havas India Worldwide has undergone a complete transformation and has strengthened its strategy teams and creative product through a series of key appointments.

Joshee, whose expertise lies in brand-building while pushing the boundaries of creativity, has mastered the art of handling large-scale brands with an extensive global and national footprint, and will undoubtedly bring a wealth of knowledge to his new role. By leveraging his notable insights on the industry, he will aid Havas Worldwide India in building and maintaining positive client relationships and drive new business, aligned to the overarching Havas ethos of building meaningful brands which leave lasting, positive impacts on consumers.

Tarun Jha has welcomed Joshee to the team, asserting that, as a seasoned professional with a great track record of building businesses and managing large outfits, he will be a natural fit for their ambitious senior leadership team. Joshee’s involvement will help Havas Worldwide India drive value, optimise revenue and expand their ever-growing client portfolio.

Kundan Joshee has expressed similar enthusiasm for the infectious, exciting and unique collaborative spirit of Havas and its employees. He looks forward to being part of the ‘Village’ model of integration and hopes to leverage his learnings to add value to their clients’ businesses and foster genuine client relationships.

Apart from his stint at Wunderman, Joshee has also worked at Ogilvy, FCB, Grey Group and Cheil Worldwide. Some significant brands he has worked with include Pepsi, Samsung, Vodafone, Wipro, Sony, Max and Lifestyle Fashion, Whirlpool and United Breweries, among others.