Havas appoints Leonardo Borges as ECD along new hires

Havas Middle East expands its creative department

Havas Middle East expands its creative department with Leonardo Borges joining as Executive Creative Director for the agency’s office in Dubai. 

Borges spearheads an award-winning creative team and is responsible for the work created for the agency’s clients in the UAE.

With over two decades in advertising, Leo has gained a collection of accolades, exceeding 50 international awards from Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, and Clio.

 Also joining Havas Creative Middle East is Anyce Nedir, client services director who will oversee the client servicing team based in Dubai. 

An industry expert for over 2 decades, Anyce is no stranger to the Havas network, having previously spent 10 years with BETC in Paris before moving to Dubai 4 years ago to head a socially-led creative and media agency.

Leonardo Borges, Executive Creative Director at Havas Creative Middle East, said: “It’s a homecoming of sorts for me, returning to Dubai where I first made my mark in the world of advertising.

“Dubai’s multicultural dynamism is an inspiration for creative minds, and I’m glad to be back. I’m honored to lead the talented creative team of Havas Creative in Dubai and look forward to creating  work that reflects the region and inspires the world.”

Anyce Nedir, Client Service Director, said: “It’s an honor to return to the Havas Network, specifically to spearhead client services at Havas Creative in Dubai. The agency’s focus on creativity and innovation perfectly dovetails with my strategic vision. I am eager to apply my accumulated experience to advance our team’s relentless pursuit of excellence in a rapidly changing marketplace.”