GroupM makes leadership appointments

Global media investment management group, GroupM has made some leadership appointments following the launch of its online media platform, [m]PLATFORM across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Alex Stil, former Chief Commercial Officer Worldwide at GroupM Connect, has been promoted to the role of President of [m]PLATFORM, where he will lead the agency’s digital practice across EMEA. Former Chief Operating Officer at GroupM Connect, Sebastiaan Moesman will take on the role of Vice President of [m]PLATFORM where he will work alongside Alex, to oversee the agency’s [m]PLATFORM across the EMEA region.

GroupM welcomes Filip Jabbour

Global media investment management operation GroupM, part of WPP, has welcomed Filip Jabbour to the role of Middle East North Africa (MENA) CEO. Having most recently worked with Spark in the US as Executive Vice President, Filip brings 19 years of international experience in media advertising with him to his new role.

GroupM has just officially opened its offices in the UAE, with the primary goal of maximising the performance of WPP’s communications agencies, operating as both a parent company and collaborator to offer an intelligent application of insights to its clients. As MENA CEO to the company, Fillip will be responsible for leading all operations and driving growth in the region, as well as developing strategy and accelerating the growth of the groups regional media agencies: Mindshare, MED, MediaCom, and BPG Maxus.

“The opportunity to join the world’s leading media investment management group to lead development in the exciting and fast-growing MENA market is thrilling,” says Filip. “GroupM agencies operating in MENA are distinguished by their winning track records, and I am keen to accelerate their pace by harnessing the absolute best digital, technology, data and content solutions available.”