McCann Worldgroup Management Roles Shift

Lindner trades Middle East and Africa for North America

Another major change in management has taken place at McCann Worldgroup: Luca Lindner, president of McCann Worldgroup, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, assumes the expanded role of president, Americas at Worldgroup. The change adds the North America region to Lindner's continuing responsibilities for Latin America. The executive, who has been based in Brazil, is moving to New York.

In March, Interpublic shored up Worldgroup’s client-handling expertise when the holding company expanded the duties for Lindner and his senior management peer Gustavo Martinez, president of McCann Worldgroup, Europe. Each were named president, global brands.

Lindner’s Worldgroup responsibilities for the Middle East and Africa will now be handled by Martinez, with Stefan Himpe, Worldgroup’s CFO, assisting in Europe.