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MediaCom hires former Publicis CFO Gilles Detanger as chief commercial officer

Gilles DetangerMedia agency MediaCom has hired Gilles Detanger as chief commercial officer.

The announcement:

MediaCom Asia Pacific is delighted to announce the appointment of Gilles Detanger as chief Commercial Officer within the region.

Previously the Regional CFO APAC for Publicis Worldwide from 2009-2013, Detanger joins MediaCom Asia Pacific from PPP Company where he held the position of Vice-President Revenue Performance. Originally from Paris, Detanger moved to the region in 1999. Over the last 15 years he has been based out of Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has worked across APAC in all of his roles.

MediaCom APAC CEO, Mark Heap said of Gilles appointment “ We are very pleased to welcome Gilles into the MediaCom family and are fortunate as a region to be able to benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience. 2014 was a great year for us; 2015 can only be better with the strength of Gilles supporting us”

On his appointment Gilles Detanger said “I am looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity to work with Mark and the APAC team; and to help build on their success to date. It’s energising to return to advertising, and to become part of the GroupM family.”

Gilles will be based out of Singapore and shall report into Mark Heap, Simon Tray (MediaCom Global CFO) and Raja Kanniappan (GroupM APAC CFO). His main objectives will be to manage and develop the financial and commercial product, to ensure delivery of best in class financial reporting, cost management and commercial growth for MediaCom across the region.

Source: press release

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