CHANGING PLACES: Huw Griffith, Nirvik Singh, Karina Dolgiej, Lee Applbaum…

People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

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According to a statement from M&C Saatchi L.A., Huw Griffith, CEO of M&C Saatchi North America, has died at age 55. The statement reads: “An innovative and visionary leader, Huw inspired the people, clients and partners who had the privilege of working with him with his kindness and generosity. We’re enduringly grateful for his decades of leadership and commitment, and he will be sorely missed by us all.”




Grey Group has promoted Nirvik Singh to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Singh will lead the development of Grey’s integrated marketing model; identify acquisition targets and new capabilities to enhance the agency’s offering and build its future-facing digital, social, shopper marketing and design practices.




BBC Studios has named Argentinian Karina Dolgiej VP of Content Sales for the Latin America and U.S. Hispanic markets. In her new role, she’ll be in charge of optimal distribution of BBC Studios’ content across broadcast and digital channels in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, as well as overseeing the sales teams in Miami and Mexico City.




Lee Applbaum has been named CMO of cannabis brand Surterra Wellness. He previously served as Global CMO of the Patrón and Grey Goose brands at Bacardi. At Surterra, he’ll lead global marketing teams in product innovation, integrated brand marketing, retail branding and sales management.





Lorena Nunez has been promoted from Associate Marketing Manager, Multicultural to Associate Director, Multicultural at Allstate.





Consumer insights platform DISQO today announced the appointment of Jean-Philippe Durrios as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the company prepares for accelerated growth.