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Havas Media Group restructures North American exec management team04.05.2016
Havas Media North America boss Lori Hiltz has been promoted to the role of Havas Media Group chief executive for global brands, in a reshuffle of the group senior management team in the region.
Hiltz joined Havas Media in 2010 and was named chief executive for North America two years later, going on to successfully implement the ‘Together’ strategy to guide the agency through its transition to a fully integrated proposition.
In her new role, Hiltz will oversee global client relationships with two existing global brands chief executives, Pascal Dasseux in France and Martin Duffy in Spain. All report to Havas Media Group global managing director Dominique Delport.
She will be succeeded at Havas Media by Colin Kinsella, who joins the company from his post as CEO for Mindshare North America.
“I am honoured to join Havas Media Group’s global management team and I’m eager to help execute our agency’s global vision,” said Hiltz. “I’m confident Colin will further accelerate our growth trajectory in North America and I look forward to working with him.”
Kinsella claimed that teams at Havas have committed to a more integrated, horizontal delivery of solutions for clients. “Their organisation, their technology, data platforms and even their village styled offices are set up to deliver faster, more streamlined and impactful creative ideas,” he said. “It’s what clients want and it’s a real point of differentiation. It’s going to be an exciting time.”
Havas Media Group global chief executive officer Alfonso Rodés argued that the reshuffle demonstrates the company’s focus on servicing its growing roster of clients. “Throughout [Hiltz’s} career, she has proven to be exceptional at building and nourishing client relationships,” he said. “The positive impact [Hiltz] can have on our largest clients made her transition into the global role so attractive.”