Havas Media India has strengthened its digital operations with two key senior appointments. Sumit Kumar has been appointed General Manager, Mobext India to further establish it in India, while SV Sunilkumar joins as Business Head – Digital, Mumbai, whose key responsibility will be to service the existing digital clientele in Mumbai as well as new business development.
In tune with the group’s integrated structure, Havas Media India’s full services digital portfolio includes digital media planning and buying, display advertising, digital direct response, search engine marketing, SEO, pay-per-click, social media, as well as Mobext for mobile solutions and performance marketing using data and analytics.
Speaking on the appointments, Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group, India & South Asia said, “Digital is a focal point for us, and these appointments will further consolidate our attempt to offer the latest digital services to our clients. Both Sumit and Sunil are talented and committed digital players - we are glad to have them on board.”
“Sunil and Sumit are mandated to entrenching and expanding the Havas Digital footprint in Mumbai and India,” added Anurag Bhatnagar, MD - Digital, Havas Media India.
Sumit Kumar has over eight years of leadership experience in business development, strategic partnerships, product management and corporate sales. He was earlier leading the performance and app advertising business for InMobi India. Clients worked with include, Tata Docomo, Vodafone, Sony Entertainment, Disney, OLX, Viacom 18, Tencent, AOL, Cleartip , Hungama, Nazara, Opera and Times Group.
Sunilkumar has 18 years of media experience. Prior to Havas, he was with Infosys as Principal Consultant and a part of the core product development team at BrandEdge (the global cloud based digital marketing platform). He had also worked as Digital Media Head at DDB Mudra, where he had handled clients such as LIC, Star TV, McDonalds, IDBI Bank, and India First Life Insurance, among others.