The World: Paris - Havas appoints Laurent Habib as managing director

Havas has appointed Laurent Habib, the chief executive of Euro RSCG C&O, to the newly created role of managing director, France.

Habib will now be responsible for leading the Havas strategic committee, which is made up from managers of the group's main French entities and aims to better co-ordinate Havas' media and creative agencies.

He will also work on developing the group's human resources and research capabilities.

Alongside his role, Habib will continue as the chief executive of Euro RSCG C&O, a position he has held since April 2006.