Changing Places LatAm: Jesús Cedeño, Greta Patterson, Hugo Sánchez, Mike Amour, Maryam Banikarim , Sarah Watson…
People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
::: Jesús Cedeño-Greta Patterson-Wikot Corporation ::: Hugo Sanchez-ESPN Deportes ::: Mike Amour-Starcom Mediavest Group ::: Maryam Banikarim-Hyatt Hotels ::: Sarah Watson- McCann Worldgroup ::: Miguel Janover-Carlos and Dario :::
Hugo Sánchez has joined ESPN Deportes to serve as an analyst for Futbol Picante and other platforms, starting January 15. He will also participate in the network’s coverage of Mexican soccer and the Mexican national team.Sánchez first debuted on ESPN Deportes during the network’s news and information coverage of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Sánchez is one of Mexico’s most prominent soccer stars. A few years after his retirement, Sánchez began his career as a coach with UNAM Pumas, where he won two championships; he also coached the Mexican national team from 2006-2008.
Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has announced a restructure of its global management team that will affect the APAC, EMEA, LatAm, North America and North Asia regions.As part of this restructuring, Mike Amour has been appointed president of SMG APAC.Amour will work across the APAC market to drive “global consistency, local relevance and achieve transformational new business wins across global accounts”.With over 20 years of experience, Amour has held roles as APAC chief executive and chairman with Grey Group and Project: Worldwide. He has also held roles at McCann-Erickson Worldgroup, Wieden + Kennedy and TBWA Worldwide.Amour will be based in Singapore and report to John Sheehy, SMG’s president of global operations.Continuing in their roles are Monica Gadsby, CEO of LATAM and SMG’s U.S. Multicultural operations; Bertilla Teo, CEO of SMG in North Asia, which includes China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea; and SMG North American CEO’s Brian Terkelsen (MediaVest USA), Lisa Donohue (Starcom USA) and Chris Boothe (Spark).
Maryam Banikarim was named global chief marketing officer at Hyatt Hotels, succeeding John Wallis who will take on a new role with the company. Banikarim was most recently senior VP, chief marketing officer at Gannett. Prior becoming Gannett’s first CMO four years ago, she was a senior VP for Integrated Sales Marketing at NBCUniversal and was among those who spearheaded the marketing initiatives Women at NBCU, Green is Universal, and Healthy at NBCU. She also served as chief marketing officer at Univision, and held positions at Turner Broadcasting and at Young & Rubicam.
McCann Worldgroup has appointed Sarah Watson as its new global strategy director.Watson, who joins from TBWA/Chiat/Day, will work alongside the newly-promoted regional strategy director for Europe, Harjot Singh, on the network’s General Mills business.Singh served as global strategic director on McCann Worldgroup’s General Mills International brand portfolio since joining the agency in 2011.Singh will join the worldwide team of regional strategic leaders that includes Richard McCabe, regional strategy director for APAC, and Josafat Solis, regional strategy director for LatAm.
Agency Carlos and Dario has announced the appointment of Miguel Janover as the agency’s Digital Leader. Janover specializes in digital marketing. He was Director of Business Development for Latin America at Ybrant Digital and his experience has led him to work with major advertisers and media in the region.