Havas Middle East has appointed Rishi Talwalker as strategy & growth communications director for Red Havas Middle East. Based at the hub in Dubai, Talwalker drives strategic communications through the implementation of the Havas strategic framework and a creative approach combining tools across traditional and digital platforms to deliver impactful campaigns for the agency’s PR portfolio.
Talwalker collaborates with the Red Havas worldwide network on global studies and research, as well as the different Havas Village departments to drive local and regional growth for the agency’s PR arm, from lead generation and pitching to brand building and managing key client relationships. Along with Red Havas’ GM Dana Tahir and her leadership team, he plays a central role in navigating the agency through the fast-paced industry.
A well-seasoned marketing and communications executive with over 16 years of experience on both the agency and client sides, Talwalker has worked in various sectors including corporate, retail, real estate, F&B and hospitality, in disciplines such as corporate communications, corporate responsibility, crisis management and marketing activations.
He joins Havas from APCO Worldwide where he was the practice lead on major holding companies.