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Changing Places LatAm: Fred Medina, Tim Scott, Sean MacDonald, Christian Caldwell…


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

::: Fred Medina – BBC Worldwide  ::: Tim Scott – McGarryBowen  :::  Sean MacDonald – McCann Worldgroup :::  JWT – Christian Caldwell ::: Antonio Lucio – Visa Inc. Vicente Valjalo –  JWT Chile :::

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descargaFred Medina, executive VP and managing director of BBC Worldwide for Latin America and the US Hispanic market for the last three-and-a-half years, is to quit his position on July 1. During his time at BBC Worlwide, Medina was in charge of all the business areas in the region, including channels, content sales, digital platforms, formats and co-productions, leading the company across Latin America and the US Hispanic market from Miami.”I’m honoured to have led the reorganisation process of BBC Worldwide Latin America, which has consolidated different business in the region and brought content to million homes through several platforms,” stated Medina. “But now is time to look for new professional challenges.” “Fred established and led a team which reverted our business in Latin America,” added Paul Dempsy, BBC Worldwide’s president for global markets. “He helped BBC’s brand to grow and created a solid base for the company’s future.”

descarga (1)Tim Scott, international CEO and president of the McGarryBowen’s Chicago office, is leaving the agency. Mr. Scott’s departure is the second leadership change in under a month for McGarryBowen, after Simon Pearce ,president and chief client officer, departured. Scott started at McGarryBowen as managing director in 2009, two years after McGarryBowen opened the Chicago office.McGarryBowen said it will begin a search for a new Chicago president with the added title of chief client officer. Laurel Flatt, who has been group managing director on accounts like Disney, will be interim general manager of the Chicago office while the agency looks for a new leader.

descarga (2)Sean MacDonald will join McCann Worldgroup. He will be in charge of the global area.

cr-caldwell_christian570-15After 10 years at J. Walter Thompson office in Costa Rica, Christian Caldwell, who served as CCO, left the agency. Caldwell’s exit was completed on April 16 and it is still unknown who will replace him.

descarga (1)Antonio Lucio, chief brand officer at Visa Inc., who oversees marketing, advertising and communications, is leaving the company to join Hewlett-Packard Co. The executive, of 55, has been working in Visa since 2007. His departure will take effect on April 24.

Vicente Valjalo_J Walter Thompson Chile 1Vicente Valjalo is the new CEO of J. Walter Thompson Chile.



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