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Ana Luiza Santos has been appointed planning director of MullenLowe Brazil. She will lead the strategic planning area for clients such as Unilever, Coral, Smart Fit, 3 Corações and Fini, among others. For the past six years, Santos served as Regional Director at Leo Burnett.
Ironshore has expanded its mergers & acquisitions capabilities with a team of new hires in the Americas and broadened office presence to serve Canada and Latin America. In addition, to support heightened transaction volume throughout the Americas region, Ironshore increased business line capacity to US$150 million for mergers and acquisitions cover. Ironshore said it provides comprehensive, specialty M&A and tax cover for complex transactional risk throughout its global platform. Its M&A lines include representations and warranties, warranty & indemnity, as well as tax liability programs.
Christina Merry del Val, specialty line manager, will be based in Ironshore’s Miami office, serving Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mauricio Serrano has been appointed vice president of operations of Grupo DDB. He will remain based in Medellín and report directly to the president and CEO of the group, Borja de la Plaza.
Apex America has appointed Natalia Marzo as Social Responsibility and Sustainability and Corporate Identity manager. Marzo was previously head of Corporate Social Responsibility.
American Airlines announced new appointments as part of American’s succession plan to fill vacant positions:
Chris DeGroot has been promoted to Vice President – International Sales to oversee American’s sales strategy and commercial initiatives to drive performance of international flights. He will report to Alison Taylor, American’s Senior Vice President – Global Sales. DeGroot joined American Airlines in 2001.
Bob Rupczynski has joined McDonald’s Corp. as Global VP-media and customer relationship management.Rupczynski joins McDonald’s from Mondelez International Inc., where he was VP-head of global media and digital.Mr. Rupczynski reports to McDonald’s Exec VP and Global Chief Marketing Officer Silvia Lagnado. McDonald’s said he will work on accelerating the company’s push to “target, personalize and optimize its marketing effort.”
Marcos de Quinto is leaving his position as global chief marketing officer of Coca-Cola. He has held the post since Jan. 2015 and joined the Coke marketing department in 1982. De Quinto will not be replaced, however, Coke is restructuring by consolidating its marketing, customer and commercial leadership strategy into one function to be led by newly named chief growth officer Francisco Crespo, according to an Ad Age report. Crespo has been with Coke for 28 years and is currently president of the company’s Mexico operations.
As part of the restructure, president and chief operating officer James Quincey will take on the role of CEO from 1 May.