Effective February 1, Dany Naaman will take over as CEO of Havas Middle East.
Pierre Soued will be stepping down from his current role as CEO of Havas Middle East. He will continue in a senior advisory role with the Havas Group, Havas Middle East, as well as the Chalhoub Group and will remain a member of the Board of Directors of Havas Middle East.
“We are at a cross roads in our industry, with new challenges every day. Traditional client – agency operation and communication models can not anymore deliver against the new business imperative. We need to remain relevant by continuously evolving and reengineering ourselves,” says Soued in a press statement.
He adds: “I see no better person to step in and lead the Havas Middle East Village into its next chapter. I am confident that Dany will be the spearhead that will push Havas and its people from success to success.”
Naaman joined Havas Middle East in 2005 and has led the group working very closely with Soued.
Naaman says: “The transformation of our business is pacing up. Over the last 4 years, we have relentlessly streamlined our structure as part of our together strategy. We have the right talent and the right mindset and will continue to push towards a more integrated business operating model. Pairing creativity with data and technology enables our team to add more value to our clients and business partners.”
François Laroze, CFO of Havas Group adds, “I would like to thank Pierre for his unparalleled contribution to the Group and his multitude of achievements. I would also like to congratulate Dany on his new role, as we look forward to leveraging his expertise and track record in steering Havas Middle East forward.”