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Changing Places LatAm: Polo Garza, Luis Betancourt, Federico Porcaccini…


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

Polo Garza – JWT Mexico ::: Federico Porcaccini  – Google Argentina ::: Juan Vitureira – Eric Chaulet – Havas Argentina ::: Ana Corat – Pereira O Dell ::: Antonio Junior – Openet ::: Paulo Pena – Wyndham Hotel Group ::: David Heard – ACE Group :::

Polo Garza -Polo Garza has been named chairman of JWT Mexico to replace José Luis Betancourt who is leaving the agency to join an independent Mexican entrepreneur group. Garza maintains its position as WPP´s chairman. Garza will lead JWT Mexico until the agency finds a new chairman to replace Betancourt.


arg.Federico-Porcaccini570-14Google Argentina has appointed Federico Porcaccini as general director. Porcaccini has worked for MercadoLibre, Nike and Mercerdes Benz in Latin America. He will replace Lino Cattaruzzi, who has been appointed general director of Google Mexico.

havas-285x123Eric Chaulet and Juan Vitureira are the new creative directors at Havas Worldwide Buenos Aires. The executives have worked together since 2010 in La Comunidad.



anacortatboardpod570Ana Corat has been named chief strategy officer at Pereira O Dell Brazil. She will be in charge of the local operations as well as global projects.



openetOpenet, a global company of real-time transaction management software and services, has appointed Antonio Junior to the position of Sales and Market Development vice president for the Latin America and Caribbean regions (CALA). His main challenge will be to expand the client base in the region and grow the relationship with existing clients. Before joining Openet, Antonio Junior worked for almost 27 years at HP. He will be based in Brazil.

PauloPenaWyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Paulo Pena as senior vice president and managing director, Latin America. Pena is responsible for leading Wyndham Hotel Group’s development efforts in Latin America, as well as providing operational, marketing, revenue management and sales services to the company’s franchisees and network of multi-unit development partners. He is based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Parsippany, New Jersey, offices.


ace.groupThe ACE Group announced the appointment of David Heard as Senior Vice President, Personal and Business Insurance, for the company’s Latin America region. He takes over responsibility for all personal lines and small commercial business in the region.

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