Havas Appoints Ryuji Mitsuishi Banderas Managing Director Japan, Promotes Stephen Cox to Vice Chairman North Asia

Ryuji Mitsuishi Banderas, Stephen Cox

Ryuji Mitsuishi Banderas, Stephen Cox

September 10, 2018 - Posted at Branding in Asia: Havas has appointed Ryuji Mitsuishi Banderas [pictured, left] as Managing Director at Havas Japan as part of a new management structure to support Havas’s growth and expansion in North Asia.

Mitsuishi will lead the creative side of the business and report to Levent Guenes, Chairman & CEO of North Asia.

Mitsuishi joins Havas after four years at Google Japan where he held a variety of positions focusing on brand strategy and creativity. Prior to Google, he worked at agencies such as MRM/McCann Worldgroup, DDB and Beacon Communications, where he focused on digital/creative strategies for international and local brands.

Stephen Cox Elevated

Additionally, Stephen Cox [pictured, right], previously, CEO of Havas Japan has been appointed to the newly-created role of Vice Chairman and Chief Integration Officer, North Asia.

Cox will focus on collaboration between Havas and the Vivendi Group companies – Universal Music Group, Daily Motion, Gameloft, and Canal+ Group – as well as assist Guenes on strategic growth in the region.

“Japan and Korea are fast-moving markets rooted in innovation, creativity and technology,” said Guenes. “The creation of our North Asia sub-region adds a key pillar in our journey of moving to a single Havas Group APAC leadership structure, as part of accelerating our global ‘Together’ strategy.” More...