Havas Media Group CEO leaves to join Brainlabs

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After three years, CEO of Havas Media Group Matt Adams is to leave his current role to pursue a new opportunity.

Adams is to join digital marketing agency Brainlabs as Managing Director. Founded in 2012, Brainlabs has around 250 staff with offices in London, New York, Austin and LA.

In the last year, Havas Media Group UK has won £95m in new business billings, taking on new clients including Homebase, Starbucks and Dreams.

Havas Media Group has been ranked at #7 IN WARC’s Media 100, the list of the most creative and innovative media agencies globally.

Havas is currently on the hunt for a replacement for Adams. Until they find one, the business will be led by the Havas Media Group UK leadership team and Havas Group UK CEO, Chris Hirst.

Peter Mears, Global Chief Executive Officer, Havas Media Group, said: “I’d like to thank Matt for his outstanding leadership of the UK and Ireland media business over the last three years. His challenger attitude and constant drive for improvement have helped transform the agency, and I’m confident that with the fantastic leadership team we now have in place, we will continue our upward trajectory.”