CEO, Havas Media Group Malaysia
Born and raised in rural Crete, Andreas quit the prestigious Mathematics University of Athens to pursue his passion for Advertising at the University of Florida, graduating with High Honors. He kick-started his career at DMB&B NY and JWT Greece, before setting sail for Asia. In 1997 he launched and run MediaVest Japan, later merging it with Starcom. In 2003 he moved to Taiwan as the CEO of the MindShare Group, cementing it to be the undisputed market leader. In October 2006 he relocated to Malaysia to lead the Omnicom Media Group (OMD & PHD) and transformed it to be an award-winning formidable force. On August 2016, he assumed the CEO role of the newly formed Havas Media Group Malaysia, tasked to build the group’s media operations in the country.
Andreas has conducted numerous high-powered learning sessions for many universities and the industry at large, has served as president or council member on several industry associations and committees (MSA, MDA, JIC), as a judge on numerous award juries and as a member on various industry advisory boards (GOOGLE, INTI, TAYLOR’s, UTAR, PJCAD, APMF, etc). He is an active Certified Professional Coach locally & internationally (CCA & ICF), a Certified NLP practitioner and the recipient of several industry awards and accolades.