After spending three decades at Draftfcb (32 years, to be specific), Mark Pacchini is calling it quits at the agency. Pacchini more recently served as president of the agency’s Asia-Pacific operations. You can check out his bio here and below, we give you a the statement from the agency:
“After nearly 32 years at the agency and following lengthy discussions with his family, Mark Pacchini has decided to retire to spend more time with them. During his time at FCB and later Draftfcb, Mark has had a tremendous impact on our organization, literally helping to plant the seeds of our global network, tending to it, and helping it thrive. Along the way he has inspired and mentored a few thousand people – both on the client and agency side. We owe him a huge round of thanks and wish him all the best as he starts this next chapter in his life.
We have strong leadership teams in place in our many APAC markets especially India, Greater China and Australia/New Zealand. We have also asked Jonathan Allard, our regional CFO based in Singapore, to take on additional operational duties in the region going forward. We do not plan to name a successor to Mark Pacchini as regional president of APAC at this time.”