The division brings together the agencies of Havas Group in Russia.

It comprises
6 expert agencies in the fields of media, digital, branded content,
creativity and PR.

Havas Group is one of the largest communication groups in the world. Founded by Charles-Louis Havas in 1835, today the Group comprises more than 20,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

Havas unites brands and people throughout the world through creativity, media expertise and innovation. Havas is the most integrated company in the field of global advertising. Coming together at country level as “Villages”, the agencies of Havas create a customer-centric approach to addressing the challenges that brands face.

Since 2003 Havas Group in Russia has represented by ADV group.


The team

Elena Belova

CEO Havas Village Russia

Elena graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in 2000. In 2005 she joined the board of directors at Initiative as Director of Mass Media Advertising, and in 2006 she became Director of Client Relations. In 2012 she moved to Havas Media, where she became CEO in 2014. In 2020, Elena was appointed CEO of Havas Village Russia.

Ruslan Samayev

CEO of Arena

Ruslan has worked in the media business for more than 20 years, including at Comandarm Media, PanMedia Western and Media Direction CEE Ltd. He joined ADV Group in 2003. For several years he was Chief Strategy Officer at MPG (now Havas Media). Ruslan joined Arena in 2008.

Sandra Kapcic

CEO of Havas Creative Group Russia

Sandra has over 20 years of expertise in advertising and publishing in Croatia, UK, Israel and in Russia. Prior to Havas, Sandra Kapcic worked since 2011 as Client Service Director at Instinct (BBDO Moscow). Sandra was appointed CEO of Havas Creative Group Russia in March 2019.


The work of the division is based on the Together platform, which is designed to achieve maximum efficiency in the shortest time. Havas Village unites experts from every marketing discipline under one roof,
thereby guaranteeing the best possible client service.


at Havas Village

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