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Isabelle Harvie-Watt

CEO & Country Manager Havas Media Group Italy

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Isabelle graduated with a MA in History. Prior to joining Havas, she worked in fashion and luxury goods companies for 20 years, leading the global marketing, communications and PR strategies for Giorgio Armani, Versace and the Tod’s Group. Isabelle joined Havas in 2011, the 5th largest Global Communications Group in the world, as CEO and Country Manager of Havas Media Group Italy. HMG is the umbrella brand for the agencies Havas Media and Arena (media strategy, planning & buying) and Havas Sports & Entertainment (brand engagement) and for the specialist divisions LuxHub (luxury & fashion), DataInsight (market-brand-consumer consultancy), Ecselis (performance-search-data-analytics), Socialyse (social media strategies & community MGNT), Mobext (mobile) e HD&C (interactive solutions).

ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project / initiative / startup / company you will be presenting at the LHFORUM all about ?

Each country in the Havas network has the same mission: Be Meaningful, not only in terms of our approach for our clients’ communication strategies, but above all towards our people.

LOCATION / In which part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Milan, Italy

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental  impact of the activity, project / initiative / startup / company?

We connect our company and its co-workers: building confidence in the employee relationship, by implementing a smarter way of working and by taking care of their formation, training and fostering of their talents.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Cit. Henry Ford