We are pleased to announce that James Shepherd has been promoted to Managing Director, EMEA.
James is taking over from Libby Robinson, our EMEA MD for the past 5 years, who has gone on maternity leave. When Libby returns it will be in a different role, therefore this is a permanent move. James has been with the agency in a leadership role since 2016 and already knows the business inside out. However, prior to her departure, Libby and James have been working side-by-side to ensure a smooth transition of the business and continuity of leadership
With nearly two decades of experience in advertising and media, at both large networks and smaller boutique agencies, James brings a wealth of experience. In the role of Managing Director EMEA, he will be responsible for ensuring continued excellence in support of our clients’ business growth, spearheading the evolution of the EMEA agency and driving media investments and partnerships across the market.
About his appointment, James said: ‘I am honoured to be asked to lead our EMEA business. This is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with our EMEA teams and our global leadership as we continue to navigate through these challenging times and set our business up for future success.
Christian Gladwell, Global CEO at M&C Saatchi Performance, said: ‘We are excited for James, who has a proven track record of developing new business, client, employee and stakeholder relationships. Throughout the past few years, he has helped to develop our proposition and grow our business and I am confident that he will take that on to the next level at the helm of the EMEA agency.’