Jorge Irizar

Chief Operating Officer, Havas Group Media

Jorge is the COO of Havas Group Media. As the chief operating officer, Jorge oversees the operations and strategy of all Havas Group’s media units, as well as directs the pure players in the Group.

Most recently, Jorge was the CEO of Havas Media International, Havas Africa and Middle Office. Appointed to the position in 2000, he managed a team of more than 50 international experts who worked with 75+ clients across the globe. During that time, Jorge established and developed an agency network that provided both media and creative services. By 2011, the network was operating in 10 countries.

Jorge began his career in 1994 as a journalist for Spanish newspaper El Correo Español and soon after launched his career in media planning and buying as an international media manager at Cia MediaEdge Paris, a communications agency.

Jorge is a graduate of la Universidad del País Vasco and Escuela Universitaria de la Cámara de Comercio de Bilbao. Currently, he is based in Barcelona.

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