LONDON (December 18, 2012) – JWT Chief Executive Officer of Europe Toby Hoare announced that Frédéric Winckler co-CEO of JWT Paris has resigned from the agency and Executive Creative Director, Ghislain de Villoutreys, is also leaving the agency to explore a separate entrepreneurial dream in 2013. Co-CEO Claude Chaffiotte will now take full responsibility for running the Paris office.
Freddie has been with JWT since he joined the company as a graduate two decades ago and was promoted along with Claude to co-CEO three years ago when the agency merged with RMG. Ghislain joined five years ago. After 22 years Freddie has decided to move on and do something different and will announce his next move in the new year.
Claude will be supported by his management team Anne Doizy managing director in charge of new business, Alain Laurent managing director in charge clients and account dept and Rodolphe Mignot managing director in charge of finance. He will be announcing a new Executive Creative Director early 2013. JWT Paris has had a strong 2012, creating award winning work including a Silver at Cannes and an Effie for Nestle Crunch. The agency will also be announcing new clients in 2013.
Toby Hoare said: “Freddie has a long history with JWT so we are sorry he is going. I am sure whatever he decides to do next he will continue to be successful. Ghislain has overseen some great work and I wish him all the best with his next venture. Claude will be announcing a new line-up early next year and he will continue to steer JWT successfully with his new management team.”
Freddie Winckler said : “I leave a Paris office that has energy, a solid creative track-record on fabulous clients and a strong new business stream. I leave a great team and I wish them all the best.”
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