Christian de La Villehuchet
Chief Integration Officer, Havas Group
Christian joined the advertising world in 1990 as an account executive at Euro RSCG Paris. He then worked for two years at WCRS and returned to Paris in 1993 as Account Director for international clients.
In 1998, Christian was appointed Executive Vice President and Director of Development of Euro RSCG Europe. He oversaw new business, R&D, training, strategic information, and communications for the group.
Christian came to Brussels in 2002 as CEO of Euro RSCG Belgium. In 2012, Boondoggle joined the group making Havas WW Belgium a top 3 communication group in Belgium.
In early 2007 Christian was named CEO Benelux and then in early 2008, he added to his responsibilities the title of Co-Managing Director, Europe and joined the Havas Worldwide Executive Committee.
In May 2010, he was promoted to CEO, Havas Worldwide Europe then in June 2014, Christian was appointed Director of the Global Creative Council. In 2015, Christian was named French CEO of the year in Belgium, in an award endorsed by the French Embassy.
Since 2016, Christian is Havas group Chief Integration Officer with 3 core duties:
– Transform the Havas business model into a more integrated offering answering new client needs
– Manage the global M&A policy of the group
– Define and implement the integration of Havas Group into its new parent company Vivendi to create value for both companies
Christian graduated from HEC, the leading management school in France, and holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from Paris Dauphine University.