Gideon Spanier
Aug 8, 2019

Essence promotes Kyoko Matsushita to global CEO

WPP media agency turns to former APAC boss as Christian Juhl takes on top Group M job.

Matsushita: joined Essence in 2014

Kyoko Matsushita is to be the new global chief executive of Essence, replacing Christian Juhl who is becoming global chief executive of parent company GroupM.

Matsushita, a Japanese national, was born in Japan and raised and educated in America and the UK. She stands out among current leaders of global media agencies, the majority of whom are American or British.

Juhl has promoted another lieutenant, Jennifer Remling, from global...

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