Staff Reporters
Dec 12, 2016

Year in review: Top 5 appointments

Our slate of year-in-review features kicks off with the most significant hires and promotions of 2016.

Year in review: Top 5 appointments

See all our 2016 year-in-review features: Brand crises; major appointments and departures; big launches; the best, worst and strangest ads; and more. 

Today's year-in-review list: The top 5 appointments

1. Ogilvy appoints co-CEOs in APAC as Paul Heath heads for NYC

(5 May) Paul Heath, CEO and chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific, will move to a global role in New York this summer, and the network is appointing co-CEOs to fill his shoes in the region.

2. Isobar’s Jane Lin-Baden takes on APAC CEO role

(30 June) Isobar, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has announced the promotion of Jane Lin-Baden, CEO of Isobar China Group, to Asia Pacific CEO of Isobar. Effective immediately, Lin-Baden will take over responsibility for the region from Jean Lin, who held the position from 2010 and retained the role following her promotion to global CEO in 2014.

3. IPG Mediabrands hires APAC CEO from OMG

(18 July) IPG Mediabrandshas has named Leigh Terry, ANZ CEO at Omnicom Media Group, as CEO of IPG Mediabrands in Asia Pacific. He will start the new role at the end of the year. Simultaneously, OMG announced that it has promoted Peter Horgan, who was Australia CEO of OMD, to fill Terry's role as CEO of Australia and New Zealand.

4. Mike Amour named chairman and CEO of Havas Creative Group

(14 October) Havas Creative Group has appointed former Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG) executive Mike Amour as chairman and CEO for the region. Juan Rocamora, who held the APAC chairman role since 2012 despite being based in Spain, will retire at the end of the year; Rocamora is also CEO for Southern Europe.

5. Publicis Media names Gerry Boyle APAC CEO

(10 March) Publicis Media boss Steve King has named regional chief executives to cover three key areas of the world and streamlined its media agencies into four global networks. Tim Jones becomes regional chief executive for the Americas, Iain Jacob regional CEO for EMEA, and Gerry Boyle regional CEO for APAC, covering 20 top markets between them.




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