Campbell Assumes CEO Role and Meyers Moves to Chairman
LONDON, April 11 /CNW/ - Today, Eric Salama, Chief Executive Officer of
Kantar, announces key management changes at Millward Brown. Effective
immediately, current Millward Brown Chairman & CEO, Bob Meyers, will turn
Chief Executive Officer duties over to Eileen Campbell. Meyers will remain
Chairman for the balance of 2007. Mr. Meyers has lead Millward Brown for the
past 10 years, during which the company has experienced tremendous success.
Ms. Campbell currently serves as Millward Brown's President of Global
Development. She joined the firm in 2000 as Chief Executive Officer of the
company's North American business unit.
According to Salama, this announcement fills him with a mixture of both
joy and sadness. About Ms. Campbell's appointment, he says, "I'm delighted
that Eileen will be taking over as CEO of Millward Brown. She has a great
track record in growing client relationships, developing talent and building
new capabilities; she knows our industry inside out and knows the importance
of each part of the jigsaw that goes to make up a great offer; and she has got
a sense of what is special about Millward Brown and how the company needs to
adapt for the future. Her energy, sense of direction and talent are huge and
just what MB needs at this point in time."
But his enthusiasm about Campbell's appointment is tempered by sadness at
Meyers' departure as CEO. According to Salama, "Bob Meyers has been a superb
CEO and as good a colleague as you could hope to find. Under his leadership MB
has innovated and widened its offer, globalised and become a magnet for top
talent. In many ways MB is the benchmark for our industry. As a colleague he
has been totally dependable, open to change, and fair - everything you would
want in a CEO."
The transition from Meyers to Campbell will begin now and be completed by
Q3. Mr. Meyers will remain Chairman until year-end and is in active
discussions with Mr. Salama about other roles within Kantar. According to
Salama, "I very much hope that we will benefit from Bob's talent for many
years to come".
Kantar is one of the world's largest research, insight and consultancy
networks. It helps clients make better business decisions through a deeper
understanding of their markets, their brands and their customers.
Part of WPP, Kantar brings together a diverse group of outstanding
marketing insight and consulting companies - each an expert in their field who
can work together seamlessly to help clients address business issues in a
holistic and strategic way.
Companies include: Added Value Group, AMRB, BMRB, BPRI, Cannondale
Associates, Center Partners, Focalyst, Glendinning Management Consultants,
Henley Centre HeadlightVision, IMRB, Kantar Operations, KMR Group, Lightspeed
Research, Management Ventures, Mattson Jack Group, Millward Brown, Research
International, RMS and Ziment Group. The group operates in 160 offices across
60 markets worldwide.
For further information:
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+44-(1926)-826-264 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Parente
Millward Brown North America tel: +1-212-548-7238 cell: +1-203-219-6976