Havas appoints Mohamed Bhyat as CFO

Mohamed looks forward to helping drive Havas to generate strong profit margins as its new CFO.

Advertising company Havas has announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its new CFO, taking over from Andrea Bottega.

About his appointment, Mohamed said:

“I am excited to have joined the Havas team, leading finance and sitting with the leadership team to help drive the business to generate strong profit margins. Havas’s culture is centred on the delivery of excellent work to clients, and the business’s commitment to transformation, diversity and inclusion is exemplary, and I look forward to playing my part in making a meaningful difference to our clients, our people and South Africa.”

Mohamed’s work experience covers a wide range of businesses in the marketing and media sector. He was in the role of CFO for SuperSport for over five years, working closely with the CEO. He led Paycorp Holdings’ finance functions the group financial executive and held the position of CFO at Primedia Sport, among other organisations.

Havas Southern Africa CEO Lynn Madeley said:

“We are very pleased with the appointment of Mohamed to lead our finance operations. He is a seasoned chartered accountant with extensive experience working with businesses in marketing and media in South Africa. His role will also see him sit on the Havas Village’s leadership team, helping steer the direction of the business into 2021 and beyond.”

Havas Africa MD Vineel Agarwal said having Mohamed join the leadership team is a great jumpstart into the year. “His role is crucial in fostering the existing integration across all disciplines within the Havas Village in South Africa and the rest of the continent. We are looking forward to building a stronger Havas brand together.”