Changing Places: Amelie Ferro, Bob Lord, Simon Thomas, Roberto Patxot…

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

Amelie Ferro – Esto es vida ::: Bob Lord – AOL ::: Tom Arrix – Facebook ::: Simon Thomas – VW ::: Roberto Patxot – Trama ::: Kathleen J. Hall – FARO Technologies :::  Jim Dwane – American International Group:::

Amelie Ferro is the new publisher of the Magazine That’s Life/ Esto es Vida (Latam/Spain). She also is the publisher of Alma Magazine (US Hispanic). She was previously CEO at Publicitas Latin America.  That’s Life! is a magazine is aimed toward a young female demographic and specialises in gritty real life stories contributed by its readers. The magazine is published by H Bauer Publishing,

Bob Lord is leaving Publicis Groupe’s Razorfish to run AOL Networks. On Aug. 1, Lord, the outgoing CEO of Razorfish, starts as CEO of AOL Networks, the company’s programmatic ad buying arm. Lord will also manage the Publicis-Groupe-AOL partnership, a strategic partnership to deliver Live Internet Advertising on a global scale.

Volkswagen Group has promoted its UK managing director Simon Thomas to the role of global head of marketing for its core VW brand, effective September 1.Thomas replaces Jürgen Stackmann. The executive will be based in Germany and will report to Christian Klinger, board member for sales and marketing across the Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.

Facebook’s sales team suffered another blow Tuesday as the company’s head of U.S. sales, Tom Arrix, announced that he is leaving the company. Arrix, who has been with Facebook since 2006, has not yet announced where he’s going. According to AllThingsD, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson will take over for Arrix until a replacement is found.

Roberto Patxot is the new Asociate Creative Director of Trama Argentina. Patxot will work with clients like Makro, ICBC, Amanda and Philips. The executive has previously worked for OgilvyOne for 15 years.

LinkedIn is continuing to hire more staff in Brazil as it expands its physical presence and client base in its third largest market. The company has recently moved from a temporary base in São Paulo, in operation since November 2011, to its own brand new home in the west of the city, which will also serve as a hub to support its activities in Latin America. LinkedIn, which currently has 13 million users in Brazil, currently employs 50 full-time staff.

FARO Technologies announced today that Kathleen J. Hall has been named Senior Vice President and Managing Director for FARO Americas. She will be responsible for all of FARO’s sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and R&D functions across North, Central and South America.  The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software.The Company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida, US, its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Brazil and Mexico in the Americas.

American International Group, has appointed Jim Dwane as the new President and Chief Executive Officer for its property casualty business in Latin America and the Caribbean, effective immediately. Mr. Dwane will hold overall responsibility for the insurance operations in the 15 countries in which AIG Property Casualty operates in Latin America and the Caribbean. He will be based in AIG’s regional offices in Miami and will report directly to Robert Schimek, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Property Casualty’s Americas Region.