NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA Worldwide CEO, Jean-Marie Dru, today announced a number of senior management promotions: Tom Carroll, currently Vice-Chairman, will be promoted to the position of President. In his new role, Carroll will retain his global client responsibilities, and will also work closely with Dru and Jonathan Ramsden, Chief Financial Officer, on the worldwide management of the network. In connection with this change, Robert LePlae's responsibilities as President - North America will expand to include all operations in the region that had previously reported to Carroll. Keith Smith, currently Regional President for Asia/Pacific, will be promoted to the new position of President - International, in which role he will oversee the network's Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa/Middle East operations. Smith will continue to be based in Hong Kong. Jeremy Pagden, currently President & CEO of TEQUILA\ Worldwide, becomes President-Marketing Services responsible for specialized companies such as Integer, TEQUILA\, and Agency.com. "These promotions put in place a very solid management organization for the future of TBWA, and give us the opportunity to recognize individuals who have played key roles in TBWA's success in the past few years," said Dru. Lee Clow, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer added, "Jean-Marie has identified the strongest and most passionate group of leaders around the world. I believe, under their leadership, TBWA is perfectly positioned to continue to build upon the outstanding success we have had as a network." TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) creates disruptive ideas for global clients, including Absolut, adidas, Apple, Beiersdorf, Henkel, Masterfoods, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Samsonite and Sony PlayStation. TBWA is the most-awarded agency network in the world (The Gunn Report, 2005) and is one of the fastest growing top-ten global agency networks. TBWA has 258 offices in 75 countries, and approximately 9,700 employees worldwide. TBWA Worldwide is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
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