Andrew Benett, Global CEO Havas Creative Group and Havas Worldwide is leaving the company and be replaced by Havas Group CEO Yannick Bollore effective immediately, the holding company said Monday.
Benet has been with the company for more than a decade and held his most recent posts there since January 2014.
No specific reason was given for the departure, although Bollore issued a statement saying, “I would like to thank Andrew for the fantastic job he has done in implementing our 'Together' strategy and building the organization to what it is today, as well as the impact he has made throughout Havas over the last 13 years. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
Benett was quoted by the company as saying, “Having now implemented a strong leadership team and new regional organizational structure, Havas is ready for a new chapter and I'm extremely proud of our results. Yannick is a great leader and I'm confident that he will continue to break new ground in leading the group."