Staff Reporters
Jul 28, 2017

Havas promotes Greater China execs to lead unified operations

Havas’ existing executive leadership team for Greater China will all assume additional duties.

L-R: Mason Lin, Donald Chan, Karl Wu
L-R: Mason Lin, Donald Chan, Karl Wu

Havas has promoted three top executives from media-only and creative-only roles to group-level leadership positions for China and Greater China. 

Mason Lin, currently Havas Creative Greater China chairman, will be appointed Havas Group Greater China chairman. Karl Wu, currently Havas Media Greater China CEO will take on the role of Havas Group Greater China CEO, and Donald Chan, currently Havas Creative China CEO will be appointed Havas Group China CEO. 

Together, they will lead a centralised structure in Greater China following the March announcement of a global restructure in which the creative and media business units are grouped under one regional P&L. Havas Group Greater China currently employs 800 people across five Havas Village hubs in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

At that time, the announcement included the appointment of the then APAC CEO of Havas Creative Group, Mike Amour, to become APAC chairman and CEO of Havas Group.

Amour commented, “Mason, Karl and Donald will form a fully integrated management team at Havas Group Greater China, working closely together, but with complementary responsibilities. I am confident that this structure will further accelerate Havas Greater China's business and will provide clients with a more agile and seamless experience in this critically important market.”

The current reorganisation comes on the heels of Havas' recently announced joint venture with local advertising giant GIMC in April.

Campaign China

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