Initiative has appointed Chris Rayner, the managing director of its Ireland office, to the newly created role of director of global accounts. Rayner will be responsible for establishing key client relations and providing leadership and strategy in the rollout of multi-country development plans. He will report to Mauricio Sabogal, worldwide managing director of Initiative.
Giovanna Grassi has been named Media Planner Director at Saatchi & Saatchi X Brazil. Grassi has worked for Swatch Group Brazil, Unilever and Imperial Tobacco. She also has founded an own agency.
Gustavo Lenis has announced that he will leave his position as President at Y&R Colombia to start working at Hyundai as Executive VP. He will remain at his position until the agency finds a replacement.
Ogilvy Worldwide has appointed Pablo Glaser as new CEO Ogilvy Miami and New Business Director for Latin America and The Caribbean.
Koldo Ugarte has been named Digital Director at Euro RSCG Buenos Aires. He has previously worked for Arista with brands like Warner Bros, IE, Repsol YPF and Direct Seguros.
Marcia Aguirre is the new Media Planner Director at Fischer+Fala Brazil. Aguirre worked for NegoamaBBH for 5 years with clients like Unilever and Johnnie Walker.
Turner Argentina has named Bernardo Benedit as Executive Sales Director. (Read the complete article in Spanish)
Rui Rodrigues, partner and VP at Loduca, has announced that he will leave the Brazilian agency for personal reasons. He will dedicate full time to his own political marketing agency.
Grey Chile has announced the hiring of two new executives. Oscar Lizarralde will be in charge of the planning as Planning and Client Services VP and Stefan Tomic will be the new Strategic Planning Director.