McCann Worldgroup Philippines CEO retires, announces new leaders
PHILIPPINES, MARCH 29, 2011
Arches departs McCann after 24 years of steering one of the most successful and best performing McCann offices in the world as well as consistent local market leader since 2007. She joined the agency in November1986 as VP- CFO, overseeing McCann’s finance and administrative service functions. Her management role expanded quickly to include supervision of the client service function and the agency’s business operations with her appointment as EVP and COO in 1992. In 1999, she was appointed President and has served as CEO of McCann Erickson since 2002. Arches is credited for transforming McCann into what is now the country’s biggest multi-discipline marketing communications company, McCann Worldgroup, launched in 2006, which expanded its capabilities beyond advertising to include digital relationship marketing, activation and shopper sciences, healthcare communications and media.
Last year, Arches was appointed Chairman of the Board, marking McCann Worldgroup Philippines’ pivotal role in the continued growth of South East Asia markets in the global McCann network. The appointment was a testament to her leadership, after helping bring the company to new heights of collaborative innovation and profitability.
In his new role, Villar will be responsible for taking MWG’s multi-discipline solutions to the next level— transforming brands and growing client’s businesses with increased accountability. Arches says, “Nandy’s background in strategic planning and account management will certainly be put to the fore in marshalling the Worldgroup’s multi-disciplinary expertise and resources to serve the growing needs of clients for more integrated, media-neutral business solutions to the rapidly changing marketing communications challenges that face brands today.”
Arches is positive that these changes will only push McCann Worldgroup in strengthening its foothold on market leadership. “I am confident I have laid down necessary infrastructure and built the right management team to ensure McCann’s continued business success long into the future. The new batch of leaders is prime and ready to move to the next level and actively pursue game-changing strategies.”
Charles Cadell, McCann Worldgroup Regional Managing Director for South East Asia and Australia says, “I am immensely proud of what Ricki has achieved for McCann Worldgroup in her 24 years with us, and especially over the last 8 years as President & CEO. She has built McCann into the powerhouse it is today and so allows Raul and Nandy to step on the shoulders of a giant, taking us into the next chapter of the McCann Worldgroup Philippine story.”
REPORT ORIGINALLY POSTED IN ADOBO MAGAZINE