Anomaly has named Engin Celikbas as partner and chief executive of its offices in Amsterdam.
Celikbas joined following a two month break after spending 18 years as owner and managing partner at KesselsKramer working with brands such as Diesel, citizen hotels, Absolut and on the city marketing campaign; ‘I Amsterdam’. He also saw the company open offices in London and Los Angeles.
Celikbas said: "KesselsKramer has a special place in my heart. Both places have a very wide understanding of the meaning of ‘creativity’ and ‘media’, however at this stage in my business life, I really want to flex my entrepreneurial muscles both with clients and for Anomaly."
Based in Amsterdam, Celikbas will work in the newly updated office with a mandate to lead the growth of the agency.
Carl Johnson, global chief executive at Anomaly, said: "Engin is incredibly well qualified to take this vital role given his deep experience both as a leader and an innovator. Importantly though, his ambition to do something really special still burns – he is a force to be reckoned with."
Currently Anomaly also has offices based in LA, London, New York, Toronto and Shanghai.