• Raphaël de Andréis named Chairman of Havas Group’s Southern Europe Creative agencies

The Havas Group today announced the appointment of Raphaël de Andréis as Chairman of the creative agencies for Italy, Spain and Portugal, in addition to his current role as President of Havas Village France. Raphaël also joins the Havas Group’s Executive Committee.

In his new role Raphaël will work with Chris Hirst, Global CEO Havas Creative Network, to further develop business in Italy, Spain and Portugal, a zone which has a total of 800 employees and €65M revenue.

This appointment is effective immediately.



After 16 years at BETC, including 5 as CEO, Raphaël de Andréis then joined Canal+ as Deputy Managing Director in charge of Premium Channels. In 2013, he returned to Havas as CEO of Havas Media Group France and President of Havas Productions. In 2017 he was appointed President of Havas Village France. Raphaël is also President of UDECAM (Union of Consulting Firms and Media buying in France).

During his career, he has advised companies in various sectors such as automotive, telecoms, financial services, distribution, luxury… Raphaël is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Emmy Awards, Director and member of the Board of UDECAM, former Vice-President of the AACC, and Senior Lecturer at HEC.

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