Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
As Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of McCann Worldgroup, Harris Diamond leads a multidisciplinary marketing services organization that creates communications solutions for many companies and brands around the world. The group, which consists of 24,000 employees in more than 120 countries, works for global corporations such as Coca-Cola, General Mills, General Motors, L’Oréal, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Nestlé, as well as many regional and local clients.
Luca Lindner was promoted in 2013 to his position as President of McCann Worldgroup, bringing his operational expertise in multinational network communications to help align global resources and talent around the world. As President, his role encompasses McCann Worldgroup’s multidisciplinary marketing communications capabilities that span more than 120 countries serving such major global client partners as Coca-Cola, General Mills, General Motors, L’Oréal, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Nestlé, as well as many regional and local clients.
Global Creative Chairman
As Global Creative Chairman for McCann Worldgroup, Rob is responsible for creative oversight of the McCann brand globally as well as developing multiplatform approaches by leveraging McCann Worldgroup’s broad capabilities and communications resources to help clients meet their creative challenges with precision and impact.
President, Diversified Agencies, McCann Worldgroup
Growing up in Detroit, Bill’s adventurous spirit and love of music developed at a very young age. During his childhood, he played many instruments and excelled at piano. His musical passion still continues to this day, and you will often hear songs coming from his office. As for his sense of adventure, it’s part of what makes him a successful leader. He’s not afraid to take risks and try something new that will make clients and competitors stand up and take note.
Global Chief Strategy Officer
As the Global Chief Strategy Officer of McCann Worldgroup, Suzanne is responsible for the strategic development of the company and its clients across all brands and regions. This encompasses worldwide leadership of strategic talent and resources, as well as the competencies that drive idea development for creative solutions across all platforms. Included in this is the Truth Central community, the global proprietary intelligence unit dedicated to discovering the macro level truths that drive new opportunities for our brands. Under her leadership, McCann has consistently been ranked as a top 3 network globally in the EFFIE awards honoring communications effectiveness and, most recently, has been recognized as a top 5 strategic network by WARC.
Chief Client Officer
Nannette LaFond-Dufour joined the McCann L’Oréal Beauty Team as President in June 2012. The Beauty Team, a global business unit dedicated to L’Oréal, is McCann's network of over 600 beauty specialists in 70+ markets that service L’Oréal Paris. It’s a community of talent from every discipline who share a deep and passionate understanding of beauty communication in all its facets. The Beauty Team works collaboratively and seamlessly across L’Oréal’s global markets.
Chief Financial Officer
Gary joined McCann Worldgroup in September 2006 as Worldwide CFO and oversaw the financial health of the company as it returned to competitive strength. After a two-year hiatus (during which time he was President and owner of AdMoney, a financial consultancy to the ad industry, and then later as a CFO of a global digital media company) he returned to Worldgroup in January 2013.
Middle East Communications Network (MCN)
As Group CEO of the Middle East Communications Network (MCN), Ghassan Harfouche leads McCann Worldgroup’s Middle East & North Africa network encompassing 14 different advertising, media and PR agency brands in 15 cities across 13 countries. In this role, he is responsible for developing and driving the vision and strategy of MCN, identifying new growth opportunities in the region, and enhancing integration between the various operating companies of the group, including both McCann Worldgroup and other Interpublic units.
McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific
In an era where the lines between conventional Advertising Entertainment and Content are blurring, Prasoon is widely recognized as one of the most unique voices making its mark in this complex landscape.
Vice Chairman, McCann Worldgroup APAC
Chairman, MRM//McCann APAC
CEO, McCann Worldgroup China
Jesse joined McCann Worldgroup in April 2012 as CEO of McCann Worldgroup China. In 2015, Jesse’s role was expanded to drive accelerated growth in the APAC region.
McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific
Charles Cadell returned to Singapore in early 2011 to oversee a region that has some of the fastest-growing markets in the world, and one that he has become very familiar with during the last two decades that he has been working across the Asia Pacific region.
McCann Worldgroup Europe
As President of McCann Worldgroup Europe, Pablo Walker leads a region that includes a broad range of multidiscipline communications capabilities delivered across 44 countries in 38 languages. Prior to assuming this position in 2014, he was President of McCann Worldgroup Latin America & Caribbean, another of McCann’s major regions working with leading global, regional, and local clients.
Chief Executive Officer
McCann Worldgroup UK
As CEO of McCann Worldgroup UK, Mark heads a 1,700 strong organization made up of some of the UK’s best marketing services companies, with a footprint right across the country. His remit is to help them come together to deliver total integration at scale in all aspects of business and reputation building.
McCann Worldgroup Latin America & Caribbean
As President of McCann Worldgroup Latin America & Caribbean. Fernando Fascioli leads a region that encompasses 27 offices in 21 countries. He has worked at McCann in the region for two decades, having served as CEO of two of its leading country agencies.
Maria Politis Moutsatsos
Maria Politis Moutsatsos is General Counsel of McCann Worldgroup. She assumed this role, a new position within the company, in November of 2014.
Marjan M. Panah
EVP/Chief Talent Officer
Marjan Panah joined McCann Worldgroup as Chief Talent Officer in 2016 to oversee talent development, organizational culture and HR services.
Global Chief Digital Officer
Sean joins McCann Worldgroup from Ogilvy, where he was Managing Director of Emerging Ventures for North America. Sean’s role was to identify, define and embed new core capabilities at the cutting edge of emerging areas to maintain Ogilvy’s leadership position in North America.
Chief Communications Officer
Jeremy is dedicated to magnifying and connecting brand communication to the consciousness of the consumer through compelling and strategic marketing initiatives.
McCann Truth Central
Laura Simpson is Global Director of McCann Truth Central, the global thought leadership unit of McCann Erickson Worldwide, dedicated to discovering “the truths that illuminate the world and help brands make their mark in it.” Laura invented McCann Truth Central, launched it in 2012, and has made it a respected source of actionable global marketing insights for clients.
Linus Karlsson is one of the advertising industry’s most respected and honored creative executives. He joined Commonwealth//McCann, the global business division of McCann Worldgroup that serves the General Motors Chevrolet brand, as Creative Chairman in 2014. Prior to that he served as Chief Creative Officer Global Brands and Chairman of McCann New York and London since 2011.
President, McCann XBC
Managing Director of McCann New York
Devika Bulchandani is President of McCann XBC (ExtraBoldCondensed), a post she assumed in 2014. For the previous two years she had been Chief Strategy Officer of McCann XBC, McCann Worldgroup’s agency dedicated to MasterCard, and Managing Director of Global Strategy of McCann.
Joyce King Thomas
Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
Joyce King Thomas is Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of McCann XBC (ExtraBoldCondensed), a unit of McCann focused on leading all of MasterCard’s global marketing efforts, from advertising to digital and events.
John is a seasoned agency executive who believes in the unreasonable power of creativity. He has made good use of his passport, working across geographies and cultures to deliver ideas that make a difference to people, brands and the bottom line.
Chris Weil knows that today, it’s not about what brands say; it’s what they do that matters. And because everything a brand does comes together to create a total brand experience, he and his team at Momentum Worldwide have built the world’s first, most-awarded and largest Total Brand Experience Agency.
Kevin McNulty leads international markets and global accounts for Momentum Worldwide, the world’s foremost co-creation agency with a prominent presence around the globe. Momentum partners the world’s best brands with the brightest talents—across Events, Sponsorship, Promotion, Strategy, Advertising, Shopper Marketing, Music, Entertainment, Social Media, Content, Design and beyond—to create experiences for marketers including American Express, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Nestlé, and William Grant & Sons.
President, North America
As Regional Director for Momentum, Donnalyn is charged with overseeing the agency’s North American regional offices, people, and client portfolios.
Worldwide Chief Operations Officer, MRM//McCann
Kate began her marketing communications career in 1992 in her native Canada working on the Procter & Gamble account at Grey Canada. In 1994 she moved to Cossette Communications Marketing, Toronto, where she developed integrated communications solutions for accounts across diverse sectors such as retail, financial services and telecom. It also led to her entry into automotive marketing. In 2004, she was promoted at Cossette to VP, National Business Leader, with responsibility for a range of accounts, including General Motors of Canada Ltd, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Ontario Lottery Corporation, and Petro-Canada.
CEO, Craft Worldwide
EVP, Head of Operations, McCann Worldgroup
Ed Powers is CEO of Craft and Executive VP, Head of Operations, McCann Worldgroup. As CEO of Craft, the global integrated production and adaption business unit of McCann Worldgroup, Powers oversees a global team of more than 600 employees that provides print production, digital production, video post-production and content creation, transcreation, translation, and adaptation services to marketers across a wide spectrum of industries.
Chief Executive Officer
John started his health and medical career in the discipline of immunology research. He applied these learnings to both sales and marketing with leading healthcare companies such as Revlon’s Technicon in pathology and instrumentation and pharmaceutical marketing with Merck Sharpe and Dohme Pharmaceuticals.
Global Chief Creative Officer
Jeremy Perrott is the Global Chief Creative Officer for McCann Health, based at the McCann Worldgroup headquarters in New York City. Today, Jeremy is our Global Creative Director, responsible for ensuring creative excellence across all global markets. His incredible passion for the creative work is balanced with a real awareness of the business’ needs and the importance of success for a client's brand.
McCann Health Americas
Amar Urhekar, a veteran of the Global McCann Health network, was promoted in 2014 to President, McCann Health Americas. Previously, he served as McCann Health’s Executive VP based in Singapore, leading its Asia Pacific network of 14 offices in nine countries.
Patrick Smith began his career in advertising, working for Reeves Robertshaw Needham and Grey on various accounts, including Nike, SmithKline Beecham, Emirates Airlines and United Biscuits. From then on he was hooked on building brands. He personifies FutureBrand with his energetic nature and passion for excellence.
Daryl Lee is the Global CEO of UM, a global media agency that fuses curiosity and creativity to unlock competitive advantage through media for brands. Daryl is responsible for UM’s global strategy, direction and operations, and oversees global management for UM’s clients, including Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Johnson & Johnson and Sony.
Chief Executive Officer
Andy Polansky is Chief Executive Officer of Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations and engagement agency with offices in 81 countries around the world. Andy was named CEO in November 2012 after serving as global president since March 2004.
Gail Heimann is President of Weber Shandwick. Her focus is innovation across the firm's global practice areas and the digital and analytics operations. Over the years, she has helped to build brands and burnish reputations for key clients in the personal care, food and beverage, QSR, healthcare, finance and technology categories. She has worked with PepsiCo, Unilever, Electrolux, Mondelez, MasterCard, KFC, General Motors, Microsoft and Verizon among other agency clients. Gail's creative leadership has been recognized in numerous PR industry awards. Gail has been named an Advertising Age Woman to Watch and was President of the Public Relations Jury at the 2012 Cannes Lions. She and her husband have two daughters and live in New York City.
Jack Leslie serves as Chairman of Weber Shandwick, the world’s leading public relations and public affairs firm. A seasoned global communications professional and political operative, Jack specializes in helping corporations, public institutions and prominent individuals to drive strategic campaigns.
As Co-Chairman/CEO of PMK•BNC, one of the largest and most influential communications, marketing and consultancy firms in the world of popular culture and entertainment, Michael Nyman has established himself as a leading authority with keen cultural insights in bridging the worlds of entertainment and brands. Nyman was recently named to The Holmes Report’s "Innovative 25" list honoring the leading innovators, disrupters and game changers in the industry.
An undeniable force in the media as well as among her industry peers, Berger was honored with the NY Women in Communications Matrix Award and the NY Women in Film & Television Muse Award, was the first publicist ever to be included on Variety’s prestigious Women’s Impact List and was recently named as one of the “Top 50 Women Who Run New York” by Gotham Magazine. Berger oversees PMK•BNC’s Entertainment Division, including the Television, Film and Music departments. Among her wide array of clients, she represents such iconic personalities as Robert Redford, Barbara Walters, Sharon Stone, Billy Crystal, and Rosie O’Donnell, as well as artists including Mariah Carey, The Dixie Chicks, and Harry Connick Jr.
A widely respected leader with more than two decades of experience in the corporate and entertainment worlds, Chris Robichaud has been the leading force behind PMK•BNC’s vision of becoming the global expert in entertainment and popular culture in a digitally connected world. He possesses a rare dual expertise in both the worlds of entertainment and brand marketing/communications, utilizing that foundation to help clients understand the digital landscape and how to be part of the global conversation. As CEO, Robichaud is focused on not only helping clients solve problems, but also insuring the agency continues to lead them into the future and remains on the forefront of the marketing/communications industry.
As President/CEO of Casanova Pendrill, Ingrid leads McCann Worldgroup’s U.S. Hispanic agency and is responsible for its portfolio of brands that includes the U.S. Army, General Mills, Nestlé USA, Chevrolet, California Lottery, and Denny’s, among others. In addition to heading Casanova Pendrill’s three offices in Costa Mesa, New York and Detroit, she is also is a principal of Casanova Unlimited, McCann Worldgroup’s multicultural agency.
As President of ChaseDesign, Martin works with national and multi-national clients on design strategy and business growth. He currently consults on innovation, retail strategy, shopper-based behavior, major league sports and stadium performance. The work ChaseDesign performs centers on retail, product design, sports team marketing, brand language, and business strategy. Since joining ChaseDesign in 1981, he has been involved in work for P&G, Olympus, LG, Cleveland Indians, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Kraft, Intuit, Sentry, Target, Sheraton and Westin Hotels, WelchAllyn, Energizer, and Nestlé.