Valkenburg Steps Into Leadership Role at TBWA Assumes President of Europe & COO International Titles

Jan 29, 2007, 00:00 ET from TBWA Worldwide

    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."
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