Chris Thomas leaves his position of general manager of BBDO in the Americas, after three and a half years.
Thomas will stay at BBDO
"Chris decided that after three and a half years in New York, he wanted to get closer to his friends and family, who were in the country. Singapore and Australia, "said a spokesman for the agency. "Once we have identified a successor and we receive the appropriate transfer, he will leave BBDO and return to Australia."
Thomas is a veteran of BBDO for over nine years and has also been president and CEO of BBDO Asia. , Middle East and Africa, and President of Proximity Worldwide. Before joining BBDO, he spent four years as Managing Director of Proximity London. Earlier in his career, he spent more than ten years at AMV BBDO, as the new director of business before his departure in 1997.
This announcement follows the departure of DDB, Head of BBDO Atlanta Strategy. Chicago last month.
In August, the agency hosted Mark Lainas of Ogilvy London as director of innovation for Europe and world director of innovation for the account March. A month earlier, Bayer had consolidated its pet account with BBDO and Proximity.