Havas CX India appoints Prashant Tekwani as EVP and business head

Prashant Tekwani

A French multinational advertising and public relations company, Havas Group India has announced the appointment of Prashant Tekwani as executive vice president and business head of Havas CX India, the newly formed customer experience network, with immediate effect.

He will be based out of Mumbai which is one of the key cities across the globe for the network’s growth.

In his new role, Prashant Tekwani’s mandate will work towards accelerating Havas CX journey of transformation in India along with the core leadership team in the group.

Prashant will be working with Think Design, Ekino, and Langoor Havas teams to leverage both Indian and global opportunities for the group.

Tekwani will report into Rana Barua, CEO, Havas Group India and work closely with Yann Doussot, global COO, Havas CX Network, to help build and integrate the entire offering.

Yann Doussot, global COO, Havas CX Network said Prashant’s appointment is a key milestone for the group’s ongoing effort to deliver meaningful brand experiences across the entire network for this customer journey.

Prashant Tekwani’s decade-long experience not just straddles advertising, but also saw him in entrepreneurship and marketing roles in the past.

In his last stint, as senior vice president- North and East for Indigo Consulting, a Publicis Groupe company, he was mandated to drive growth and integrated solutions for the brands.

His other stints include the time he spent as associate vice president at iContract and senior vice president at Monk Media Network among others.

In his career, Prashant Tekwani has worked on a multitude of leading brands such as HSBC, Google, Shopper Stop, YouTube, Citibank, Carrier, UTI Mutual Funds, McDonalds, HotStar, Star Sports, Bharti Axa, Asian Paints, and among others.

According to group CEO, Havas Group India, Rana Barua, Prashant Tekwani comes on board at an interesting time as the company continues to expand on its acquisitions of Langoor and Think Design and also establish the Havas CX credentials.

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Rana Barua also said “His understanding of the entire gamut of the consumer experience journey will make him the perfect fit to drive the next phase of growth in India and also across the network,” he stated further on the appointment.