NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA today announced the appointment of Perry Valkenburg to the position of President - Europe. In addition Valkenburg becomes COO International and a member of the Executive Committee of the Agency network. Keith Smith, the recently installed President - International of TBWA said: "I have worked with Perry for more than 10 years and I look forward to the opportunity to work together in Europe and beyond. He and I have complementary skill sets and I believe that we can help take the TBWA Network to the next level." Valkenburg moves to his new role from the position of Chairman of TBWA\Germany and President and CEO of the network's Central & Eastern European Region, a post he has held since July 2001. He will report to Keith Smith. Paul Bainsfair, Chairman of TBWA\Europe said: "Perry has done a phenomenal job in building up our network in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe over the last few years. In his new position he will bring his know-how to bear across the whole of Europe for TBWA. Our recent progress across Europe has been excellent, with Perry in the role of President we are expecting even greater success." TBWA Worldwide (http://www.tbwa.com) creates disruptive ideas for global clients, including Absolut, adidas, Apple, Beiersdorf, Henkel, Infiniti, Masterfoods, McDonald's, Michelin, Nissan, Samsonite and Sony PlayStation. TBWA is one of the worlds most awarded networks recently named ADWEEK's Global Agency of the Year, and is one of the fastest growing global agency networks in the top ten. TBWA has 258 offices in 75 countries, and approximately 9,700 employees worldwide. TBWA Worldwide is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (http://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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