CHANGING PLACES LATAM: Ricardo Ovelar, Juan Pablo Álvarez, Orlanda Aragón…

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Paraguayan agency Lupe has announced the appointment of Ricardo Ovelar as creative manager after Hernán Rodas' departure. He has 15 years of experience in agencies such as Grey, BBDO Argentina, and Gallegos in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ogilvy & Mather Colombia has named Juan Pablo Álvarez creative VP. He will share this position with John Raúl Forero, who is also CCO in Latin America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MediaCom Spain has announced the arrival of Orlanda Aragón as their new performance manager and digital director of Sony PS. She will use her expertise in digital marketing to contribute to client businesses' growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPG Mediabrands Spain has appointed Pilar “Mapi” Merchante as the new head of analytics and insights for all the group's clients. She'll answer directly to IPG Mediabrands Iberia CEO David Colomer.

 

 

 

 

 

Turner Latin America has named Andrés Mendoza executive director of acquisitions. Based in Miami, he will be in charge of content and programmatic acquisition. He will replace Ángel Zambrano, senior VP of content, who worked for the company during 18 years.

 

 

 

 

 

After 30 years at KCET,  journalist Val Zavala has decided to retire, leaving her role as anchor and VP of News & Public Affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook has appointed Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to lead the firm's multibillion-dollar drive to secure  rights for live sports streaming. He will start his partnership with the social network after the winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

 

 

 

 

Rubén Correa is now copyeditor and writer for CNN Español at CNN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrés Polo is now Global Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships Marketing at Visa. He has over 10 years of experience leading the firm's digital marketing efforts in Latin America.

 

 

 

 

 

Natura, the Brazilian cosmetics company, has named Agenor Leão Vice President of all Latin American operations. Previously, he was VP of digital technology throughout the region.

 

 

 

 

 

Florian Adamski, the new chief executive of OMD Worldwide, has named Brian Crotty as chief executive of Latam. As the chief position did not previously exist for the region, Crotty will be fulfilling a new role.

 

 

 

 


Janet Grynberg @grynberg_janet

Janet has worked as editor and translator since 2013. After graduating with honors when receiving her Bachelor's Degree in English literature, she began working as a book reviewer for Expansión, the leading business magazine in Mexico. She has also worked as editor of young adult literature for publishing houses like Planeta and Penguin, and she's the author of a book of short stories. She's in the process of getting her MA in English at McGill University. Her interests include arts, good food, and her 8 pets.

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