NEW YORK—Ravi Sunnak (pictured) has been appointed executive vice president, corporate and cause, at Havas PR North America. He will be based in New York reporting directly to North American chief executive Marian Salzman, responsible for the firm’s corporate communications division, as well as its cause and corporate social responsible offering.

Havas PR’s cause practice include’s its Baker's Dozen initiative, by which the agency donates about $1 million in services for every $12 million in billings. Beneficiaries have included the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its Stand Up for Heroes benefit; #GivingTuesday; and, an initiative for which Havas PR is providing media counsel.

Sunnak will lead the global account for Coty, an emerging global leader in beauty, and will lead and expand Havas Peaks, the recently launched executive branding offer that enjoys a close partnership with the CEO Connection.

Sunnak moved to New York more than a year ago to set up Grayling's new corporate communications practice, after almost five years in the firm’s London office. He was also the global lead for The Economist Intelligence Unit, driving media relations for the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.