About Us | Havas Southeast Asia

Our Mission

To be the world’s best company at creating
meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media and innovation.

Leadership

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Levent Guenes Chief Growth Officer, Havas Group APAC
Levent Guenes Chief Growth Officer, Havas Group APAC

Levent Guenes is holding the position as Chief Executive Officer of Havas Worldwide in Southeast Asia. In this capacity he oversees all of the group’s operational and financial functions.

Levent’s passion for the business has driven his career. With his exceptional understanding of the industry and his ability and experience of working across disciplines, Levent acts as strong binding link across all agencies in the region, driving the full integration of the group’s resources across all of Southeast Asia.

Previously, and since his transfer to Asia in late 2008, Levent served the Havas Group in various roles in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Germany since 2002.

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Sunny Hermano Business Development & Integration Director Southeast Asia
Sunny Hermano Business Development & Integration Director Southeast Asia

With over 27 years’ experience, Sunny brings multi-faceted insights gained through numerous senior assignments in markets in the USA and Asia, namely Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Having worked with some of the world’s biggest advertising agencies such as JWT and Lowe & Partners – Sunny has led and conceptualized award-winning campaigns across a portfolio of clients, including Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Citibank, BMW, Visa, Levi’s, Nike, Hershey’s, Pampers, Starbucks and Nescafe.

Most recently as the General Manager of Wunderman AGENDA Shanghai, a full-service integrated digital agency, he was instrumental in leading the overall business output of the agency as well as driving business growth. Prior to AGENDA, he was the Group Chief Operating Officer at Riverorchid, an independent brand communications agency that operates across Indochina – Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia. He managed the daily operations of the Thailand agencies and established the digital arm, Riverorchid Digital.

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Santiphong Pimolsaengsuriya CEO & Founding Partner Havas Riverorchid
Santiphong Pimolsaengsuriya CEO & Founding Partner Havas Riverorchid

Santiphong Pimolsaengsuriya is also known as Pick, a Founder Partner and CEO of Havas Riverorchid – the Indochina specialist brand communications agency. Pick is a rare expert in the Indochina market with over 20 years of experience of providing full range of brand communications services to both local and international clients, both Pick and Havas Riverorchid are recognised by marketers and industry peers as a leaders in this region.

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Warwick Olds Founding Partner Havas Riverorchid
Warwick Olds Founding Partner Havas Riverorchid
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Andrea Conyard Group Managing Director Singapore
Andrea Conyard Group Managing Director Singapore

Andrea Conyard joins the group with 20 years of experience at some of the top agencies in Singapore, working with the biggest and most iconic brands in the country. His knowledge and curiosity for the industry is broad, but his experience and insight into digital continues to focus and fuel his curiosity and vision for how the industry and brands must evolve in this ever and faster changing world.

“My goals remain simple and pragmatic – stay curious, innovate, create great work, always keep teams motivated and happy, break rules, explore new ideas, take risks and above all: be measurable and accountable”, Conyard said.

Most recently, as the Managing Director of GYRO, a B2B agency, he started the agency’s Singapore operations and was instrumental in leading the overall business output of the agency as well as driving business growth, reaching a total staff strength of more than 30 people within just 2 years and winning key accounts such as Twitter, Sports Singapore and Singtel.

His career, before Gyro, spanned OgilvyOne, Arc Worldwide, Grey and Wunderman where he oversaw Singtel, Diageo, IBM, Daimler Chrysler, HP, SKii, Tiger Beer and Oracle, to name a few.

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Matt Wiggers CEO Indonesia
Matt Wiggers CEO Indonesia

Matt Wiggers has his roots in solid Marketing of Fast Moving Consumer Goods for Multinational companies in Europe and Asia. In 2002, he moved to “The other side of the table” by creating his own agency. 8 years he run his company until it was sold to a multinational agency group after which Matt took over the leadership of another agency in that group.

End 2014 Matt joined Havas, because of its unique combination of entrepreneurial spirit, global network and future vision on creativity, content and technology.

“Its exciting to lead a team of professional experts that brings brand communication to new area’s in Indonesia: new technologies, new business models and new way of communications.”

 

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Jos B. Ortega Chairman & CEO Philippines
Jos B. Ortega Chairman & CEO Philippines
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Andrew Lee Managing Director Malaysia
Andrew Lee Managing Director Malaysia

A savvy, experienced, battle-scarred professional, who is still in love with brand building after more than 24 years in the hard, tough advertising and communication world; across Naga DDB, Ogilvy & Mather and Havas Wordwide. He has been managing brands in many different industries; from telcos to tobaccos and from soft drinks to beers. His passion in brand building drove him to develop innovative advertising ideas and making meaningful brand connections for his clients. Andrew also sits on the 4As council and the board of Advertising Standard Association Malaysia.

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DR. Victor Joseph T. Yamat Managing Director for Healthcare, Southeast Asia
DR. Victor Joseph T. Yamat Managing Director for Healthcare, Southeast Asia

Dr. Victor Joseph ‘VJ’ Yamat is the Managing Director for Havas Life in Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for developing Havas’ specialized healthcare practice across the region. In less than three years, he has lead the agency in winning Best Creative given by Havas Health Global, and was shortlisted as SEA Emerging Agency of the Year by Mumbrella Asia.

Previously, VJ was Managing Director of McCann Health Philippines and also served as Vice President for McCann Worldgroup. Prior to McCann Health, VJ was the very first employee of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) in Greater China, representing both Publicis Life Brand s and Saatchi Health. As Senior Vice President, he was responsible for building a team to quickly service existing global relationships and also identified local agencies for acquisition . VJ also headed the Ogilvy Health operations in Singapore and the Manila office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.

A medical doctor by training, VJ went through the rigors of med school (pre-med at the University of the Philippines, medical school proper at the University of the East College of Medicine) and an MBA program at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (underthesis). VJ is also active in public speaking circles, mostly geared towards healthcare communications and the Academe.

Capabilities

We provide our clients with a full range of integrated tools and services across multidimensional platforms. Our extensive in-house capabilities and best-in-class partners allow us to create custom, purpose-built solutions that help drive our clients’ businesses.


Advertising

Big, integrated ideas across all communications platforms.

Football field. Symbolizing strategy Brand Strategy

The crucial insights that lay a foundation for all creative thinking.

Social Marketing

Ideas that speak the language and spark the conversations of the world.

Sticky notes from an experience design working session Experience Design

Smart, intuitive, and engaging user experiences.

Claritin commercial image Health & Wellness

Havas Life operates within HavasWW as an innovative practitioner of healthcare communications.

Luxury

Tailor-made approach for the world’s most premium brands.

Web interface of a brand design color palette Brand Design

Brand identities that are built to last, because they build brand equity.

gears and a brain stylistically together Analytics & Decision Sciences

Data transformed into actionable insights.

Direct Marketing

Lasting relationships that are built one loyal customer at a time.

PR & Corporate Communications

Powerful storytelling and narratives to put clients at the center of cultural storms.

Hand interacting with mobile device Mobile Marketing

Mobile solutions that seamlessly engage consumers with branded experiences.

Image of a tablet laying on a table ( a device where digital commerce occurs). Digital Commerce

Integrated platforms that allow brands to merchandise strategically and effectively.

Over-the-shoulder image of a video editor in our content studio Content Production

Our in-house content production team focuses on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience.

Product Development

Our in-house Innovation Lab creates proprietary apps and digital experiences that translate into real-world sales.

Person writing date on sticky note Engagement Planning

Shaping more meaningful brand experiences.

Tools

Want to build a great brand? In the hands of smart collaborators, our proprietary tools and exclusive partnerships can generate meaningful brand experiences.

Universal Music Group & Brands
Innovative Partnership To Create Powerful Marketing and Revenue Opportunities For Artists, Labels, Advertisers and Brands.
Creative Business Idea
The CBI is the foundation of our success in building great businesses. It generates differentiating ideas by bringing together strategic planners and clients in the most imaginative development process.
Prosumer
Prosumers are leading-edge consumers making and breaking markets today. To understand a category, you have to follow these influencers very closely. Our Prosumer database of 55,000 people around the world allows us to predict future attitudes and trends.
Decipher
This tool enables the crucial analysis of communication conventions. The in-depth study of visual and verbal codes allows us to identify emerging trends and fresh ways of looking at each category.
Brand Momentum
We track each brand’s position in the marketplace by measuring its traction against that of its competitor's. As in political polling, we can accurately measure brand consideration, or how consumers are likely to vote.