Omnicom Group has announced the appointment of Tim Love as CEO of Omnicom's Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa (APIMA) operations. The appointment is effective July 1, 2009. Love, who remains a vice chairman of Omnicom Group, succeeds Michael Birkin, Omnicom Group Vice Chairman and Asia Pacific Chairman and CEO, who is leaving to take a majority interest in RPMC, a US based events company. Serge Dumont has been promoted to president, Omnicom APIMA and chairman, Asia Pacific.
John Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom Group commented, "I want to thank Michael for his tremendous contributions to Omnicom while at Interbrand, Diversified Agency Services and most recently as head of Asia Pacific, where his leadership helped build a strong organization. We wish him much success with his new opportunity."
He added, "Our clients' needs have always guided our business strategy. Increasingly, our clients' needs will be best served by partnerships which address consumer requirements and customer development. The growth potential of the markets in this expanded region is significant. However the complexity of managing effective marketing programs when there are such diverse economic, retail and media realities within any one of them, let alone across them, can be challenging. By aligning this broader region, we can better leverage lead market knowledge and experience, organize for collaboration, increase the impact of, and simplify, marketing communications for our clients. Tim's track record of global brand building and collaboration are key assets in an evolving global marketplace.”
Love has held senior client relationship positions in the US and abroad. Prior to Omnicom, he was president of Global Clients at Omnicom network TBWA Worldwide. Before joining TBWA in 2004, he was vice-chairman, international at Saatchi & Saatchi.