CHANGING PLACES LATAM: Mark Connon, Zac Pinkham, Alba San Martin…

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

 ::: AOL – Mark Connon, Zac Pinkham ::: Cisco – Alba San Martin ::: Axis Communications – Andrei Junqueira ::: Leandro Romero  – FAST by Mindshare  ::: American Airlines Group Inc. – Ralph Lopez, Marilyn DeVoe :::Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. – Alonso Quintana Kawage, Mr. Luis Zárate Rocha ::: Walter Susini – Unilever ::: Felipe Gall – Africa:::

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Mark-C1-350x260-1407864415AOL has announced that Mark Connon has been appointed Global Chief Mobile Officer of AOL Platforms & Advertising. In this newly-created position, Connon will lead the company’s progressive mobile strategy to ignite innovation and grow revenue for the company’s global mobile offerings. Connon will report directly to Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL.Read more.

Additionally, AOL is announcing the appointment of Zac Pinkham to VP, International Mobile. Zac joined AOL through the company’s acquisition of Millennial Media, where he served as Managing Director, EMEA and oversaw regional expansion and revenue. In this new role, Zac will build and lead AOL’s international mobile strategy, supporting the mobile growth of the company’s global agency and client partners. Zac will report directly to Mark Connon and Head of Global Demand Philip Duffield.

descarga (1)Cisco has appointed Alba San Martin as head of the company’s channels organization in Latin Latina. Since 2011, San Martin was serving as director of Cisco Systems Peru and Bolivia. She will carry on in this position for a couple a months. As the new Director of Channel Operations, she will be responsible for Cisco’s strategy with its business partners in the region, which includes an ecosystem of more than 6,300 channels in 40 countries.


descarga (2)Axis Communications has appointed Andrei Junqueira as Sales and New Business Manager for South America. The executive will the sales team of Axis’ offices in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Peru, ensuring the consistent growth of the company in the long-term. Junqueira was Head of New Business at Axis Communications. Prior to that, he was part of other multinational technology companies such as Verint and Johnson Controls.

descargaLeandro Romero is the new head of performance at FAST, Mindshare’s new unit, which will offer customers various adaptive marketing strategies. Romero worked in various companies like Prima, Clarin Global, Agora Inc. and Global Mind.



FullSizeRenderAmerican Airlines Group Inc. has announced that Ralph Lopez has been promoted to Vice President – Miami Hub (MIA) Operations. He is succeeding Marilyn DeVoe, who will retire from American this summer after nearly 40 years with the airline. Lopez has been with American for more than 20 years and most recently served as Managing Director – London Heathrow Operations. Prior to that, he was Managing Director – LaGuardia & Newark Operations. Additionally, he spent nearly ten years leading the airline’s operations at several airports including San Juan, Puerto Rico; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; and Kingston, Jamaica among others.


imagesDeVoe has led the MIA hub since 2010. In this role, she has played an integral part in establishing American as the preeminent carrier to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.






Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. , an infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announced that Alonso Quintana Kawage has informed the Company of his decision to step down as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, in order to facilitate the Company’s restructuring process.



images (1)The Chairman of the Board will convoke an Extraordinary Board Meeting to propose the nomination of Mr. Luis Zárate Rocha as the Company’s CEO.




images (2)Walter Susini, global Vice President and responsible for creative strategy, content and design for Unilever globally, is leaving the company where he has worked since 2012. Susini held the same position at Coca-Cola for several years. He was also co-owner of Alexandria Consultants and worked at J. Walter Thompson.




images (3)Felipe Gall is the new creative director at agency Africa. Gall will report directly to creative vice presidents: Alvaro Rodriguez, Eco Moliterno and Rafael Pitanguy.