HAVAS: Kate Robertson appointed Co-Global President Havas Worldwide alongside Andrew Benett

PUTEAUX, France, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

 Kate Robertson appointed Co-Global President Havas Worldwide alongside Andrew

David  Jones, Global CEO of Havas, today  announced a key management move within
the  global agency Havas Worldwide. Kate  Robertson, currently UK Group Chairman
of Havas Worldwide, is appointed Co-Global President. In this new role Robertson
will  share  the  responsibility  for  leading  the day-to-day management of the
global  network with Co-President Andrew Benett.  They will both report to Jones
who will remain Global CEO of the Havas Worldwide network.
David Jones said : "Kate has played a key role in the company's most significant
achievements  of  recent  years  -  from  the  win  of the entire global Reckitt
Benckiser  business to the creation of One  Young World. She has transformed the
UK  group, and this move will allow her to  play an even bigger role on a global
canvas.  She's a  rare talent,  an inspirational  leader and someone who clients
trust  and value. She also  has a proven track  record in driving growth and new
business.  It's a  great time  for those  in our  industry who are excited about
change. Andrew and Kate are two of those people and together they will help push
us further and faster."
Kate's  progression within the  Havas Group has  been impressive. She joined ten
years   ago   as  Executive  Vice  President  Europe  responsible  for  business
development and network practice.
Just  one year later she  was promoted EVP Global  Brands and with Jones was the
driving  force  behind  one  of  Havas's  biggest  ever  account  wins,  Reckitt
She  was promoted UK Group  Chairman of Havas Worldwide  in February 2006 and in
2010 co-founded  One Young World, a charity  that gathers together the brightest
young  people from around the world, in  an annual summit, with global political
and business leaders with the goal of driving positive change.

Kate  Robertson added: "Working  at Havas with  David, Andrew and  the team is a
privilege.  I  love  it.  Building  a  new  company  from an existing one is the
toughest  gig in business - but that's  what we're doing with digital inside all
our units and all our disciplines. Our model is unique and we're cracking it but
we  want to move faster. I am honored to have a global remit to serve a terrific
group of people and work with the team to drive change.
Kate Robertson will remain Chairman of the Havas Worldwide agencies based in the
UK and her nomination is effective immediately.

Kate Robertson's Biography:
Kate  Robertson was made UK Group Chairman  of Havas Worldwide in February 2006
after  25 years  in  the  advertising  business.   The  companies  in  her remit
currently  include  Havas  Worldwide  London,  Havas  Worldwide London PR, Havas
People, The Maitland Consultancy, Conran Design Group and Havas EHS.
Kate  with David Jones came up with the idea of an annual summit with the aim of
bringing  together young leaders from every  country in the world to participate
in  a series of debates covering major areas of global concern. Called One Young
World  the first summit was held in London in February 2010 and the fourth takes
place in Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct 2-5, 2013.
In  January  2003 she  joined  Euro  RSCG  as  Executive  Vice President Europe,
responsible for business development and network practice. From November 2004 to
March  2006 she was EVP Global  Brands reporting to David  Jones, on the service
and  practice of the  global accounts for  Euro RSCG Worldwide including Reckitt
Benckiser  for which business she  was Global Brand Director  and which in 2006
aligned  all its business with  Euro RSCG in one  of Havas's biggest ever global
In  1998 she founded  Scholz &  Friends London  on behalf  of the  German Group.
 Having  started with 5 people eventually staff numbered 53 in 2002 and accounts
included Cable & Wireless, DHL, Dow Jones Corporate, Wall Street Journal Europe,
Siemens  Household  Appliances,  British  Eggs,  Seven Seas, Pfizer, Fisherman's
Friend, Lagerfeld and Swedish Match.
Kate graduated from the University of Cape Town with BA LLB degrees in 1979. She
left  Law for advertising  for purely instinctive  reasons like: people, fun and
funk.  And that emotional, youthful  folly proved to be  wise life-choice in the
long  run. Her great  passion and fascination  were and are  people and all that
makes  them tick.  She is  married to  Film Producer  Bruce Robertson  and has a
daughter, Ella.


 Lorella Gessa

 Communications Director, Havas Group

 Tél : +33 (0)1 58 47 90 36


About Havas Worldwide
Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated
marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global
Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The
Havas Worldwide Network is made up of 11,000 employees in 120 cities and 75
countries, with 316 offices and provides advertising, marketing, corporate
communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air
France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods,
Lacoste, Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi,
and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the
Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA)

About Havas
Havas (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA) is one of the world's largest global
advertising, digital and communications groups. Headquartered in Paris, Havas
operates through its two Business Units: Havas Creative Group and Havas Media
Havas Creative Group incorporates the Havas Worldwide (www.havasworldwide.com)
network - formerly Euro RSCG Worldwide - (316 offices in 75 countries), the
Arnold (www.arn.com) micro-network (16 agencies in 15 countries on 5 continents)
as well as several other strong agencies.
Havas Media Group (www.havasmedia.com), is the world's fastest growing media
group, operating in over 100 countries, and incorporates two major commercial
brands: Havas Media (ex MPG) and Arena.
A multicultural and decentralized Group, Havas is present in more than 100
countries through its networks of agencies and contractual affiliations. The
Group offers a broad range of communications services, including digital,
advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate
communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing,
multimedia interactive communications and public relations. Havas employs
approximately 15,000 people. Further information about Havas is available on the
company's website: www.havas.com

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