Havas Riverorchid

Havas Riverorchid has appointed Adeel Ahmed as its media director in Myanmar.

He will be reporting to the CEO of Havas Riverorchid Myanmar and will be responsible for the entire P&L for media, handling key accounts of the company like Johnson & Johnson, DKSH, Bosch, DKT, Emirates Airlines and many more. He will be leading a team of 9 people which will increase in near future.

Previously he has worked with Omnicom, Havas Media Pakistan, BEDDB, JWT, Starcom and Manhattan Leo Burnett. I has had the honor to report directly to Pakistani media industry pioneers like Anis Khan, Fauzia Shamshad and Shoaib Qureshy in previous roles. Similarly, while at Omnicom as its Business Director, Adeel was reporting to the founder of advertising industry in Myanmar and is now becoming part of the leading communications agency of Indochina region.

Some of Adeel’s most notable work includes his Ramadan 2010 campaign for Qarshi Industries (Jam-e-Shirin), for which he received accolades from the client. He was also appreciated by BE DDB for executing a phenomenal launch event for Unilever’s Lipton Green Tea in Pakistan.

His industry wins include

  • Bank Albaraka and TPL trakker accounts for JWT Tmedia,
  • Qatar Airways and Bayer accounts for Starcom,
  • Emami, TCF, Eeto and Olor account for BEDDB.

He credits his time at BEDDB as being the platform for learning unconventional advertising with content and brand integration, a hybrid which is globally very much popular and respected. Adeel has been recognized as an integrated professional by top full service agencies like such as J. Walter Thompson, Manhattan Communications (Ex Leo Burnett), BEDDB and now Havas Riverorchid.

Adeel started his career from Leo Burnett in June 2005 and was among the youngest and fastest rising advertising professionals from Pakistan.

At 31 years of age, he was the first from his country to work in Myanmar’s media industry, relying on his patience, agility and meticulous skills to survive & grow in the challenging market.

The move to Havas comes just shy of his first year away from the group.

About Havas Riverorchid
One of the fastest growing and most dynamically forward looking international networks in the world; born out of a partnership between Riverorchid – Indochina’s premier specialist agency – and Havas.

The only agency operating in all five countries of Indochina and the six key cities of Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, and Yangon. But even more importantly, the five countries of Indochina are the only place they operate. For the 220 strong team who make up Havas Riverorchid, Indochina is the sole focus. They believe it has to be that way as Indochina is kaleidoscopically complex with a myriad of colliding yet co-existing cultures, languages, scripts, ethnicity’s, religions, climates, and values.

Havas Riverorchid was the gold media agency of the year 2014 and silver 2015 awarded by Campaign Asia.

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