Andreas Vogiatzakis leaves Havas Media Group

Havas Media Group CEO Andreas Vogiatzakis has left Havas to pursue other interests. Andreas joined Havas in 2016. He was previously the CEO of Omnicom Media in Malaysia where he had a 10 year tenure.

Some of his more notable clients at Havas includes IKEA, Hyundai, Kia
Emirates, LG, AXA and Philips Lighting.

In one of his earlier interviews Andreas said this of Havas Media and his career path.

“The first few months were daunting on all fronts, internally and externally. Yet it all worked perfectly. The team we built was like no other. Determined, agile, young, smart, hungry, loving and fun. Havas Media Malaysia has exploded in a short period of time to become a reckoned player in the market and an award-winning agency,

It speaks volumes of the work and the culture one small team has managed to accomplish against the established giants in the market. From zero to hero, a chili paddi, full of passion, energy and life.

It’s been 52 years of learning and a life journey across six countries and three continents.

Here is an excerpt of what his principles of work are like (taken from an interview with Mumbrella Asia)

To lead people, you must lead their heart. And this principle goes beyond empathy:

  • Stay humble. It pays off. Keep your ego at bay. As leadership expert Ken Blanchard says, humility does not mean you think less of yourself but that you think of yourself less.
  • Listen well first before you speak. As the author Steve Covey says, we need to seek first to understand and then to be understood, because people don’t care how much we know, until they know how much we care. When you do speak, apply Socrates’ triple filter test: Is it true? Is it good or kind? Is it useful or necessary? If not, stay quiet and carry on. This will save much struggle and regret and will make us wiser.
  • Sweat the small stuff. In fact, sweat everything. No shortcuts. Don’t only focus on the bigger picture, if you want to succeed. If we want to make it perfect, we must sweat the small stuff. People care about the small stuff.

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