Havas Middle East expands team with new appointments 

Havas Middle East grows its local and regional team with new hires across the Havas Village. 


Havas Middle East has welcomed Tanya Kassab as its Marketing and Communications Manager. Tanya has a strong track record in marcom, PR, social media and events with agencies including Havas back in 2009, then luxury consultancies Strategies International and MarComLux, where she worked on clients including ELIE SAAB, Narciso Rodriguez, Clarins and Hublot in the MEA region. Tanya is in charge of all internal and external communications, agency press relations and CSR for the Havas Village in Dubai and the Middle East area. 

Joao Ruas was appointed Client Service Director overseeing the client servicing teams of Havas Middle East’s creative arm in Dubai. A well-seasoned advertising executive with over 20 years of experience, with an international career in Europe and the MEA region, Joao has worked for companies such as EY, MTV, EMI-WARNER Music, Havas Worldwide and Publicis Groupe. Joao moved back to the Middle East to handle the strategic and general management of two agencies in Qatar, before joining back the Havas network.

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