It seems like Luca Lindner’s quickly climbing up the charts at McCann Worldgroup. Just four months after the IPG network appointed the president of the Middle Eastern, Latin American and African regions as co-prez of its Global Brands community, Lindner will now assume the new title of McCann Worldgroup, Americas, which we’ve been told is a new position.
As a result, Lindner’s handing over the African and Middle East reins to his Global Brands cohort Gustavo Martinez, who currently serves as president of McCann Worldgroup Europe. Lindner, who will continue to co-lead Global Brands, has been with McCann Worldgroup for nearly eight years, initially joining as regional director for Latin America/Caribbean in 2005. Prior to McCann, Lindner served as vice-chairman of Leo Burnett Europe and had stints at TBWA’s Paris and Rome offices early on in his career.