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Lotta Malm Hallqvist joins Cheil Worldwide as global chief growth officer


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

January 7, 2015 | 2 min read

Cheil Worldwide has appointed Lotta Malm Hallqvist as its first ever global chief growth officer from London.

Hallqvist will join the company from McCann Worldgroup where she was executive vice president and global chief growth officer. She will report to Michael Kim, Cheil Worldwide’s global chief operating officer.

The appointment comes as the firm focuses on global growth and business development.

Michael Kim said: “Cheil is at a really important chapter in its history and there is no better time than now to have a new global chief growth officer on board. Lotta, a hugely charismatic, engaging and passionate professional, has helped agencies build growth and drive business development over the past 15 years.

“She is highly pro-active in her approach to new business and will no doubt entrench this approach at Cheil. I am confident that she will add great value and agility to our new business development efforts, given her understanding of what clients expect from an agency partner. ”

Hallqvist added: “I am truly impressed with the Korean approach to business - the ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude and the focus on opportunities over problems. It’s a privilege to be part of the next chapter for Cheil, joining the team behind one of the strongest brands on the planet.”

The appointment of Malm Hallqvist comes on the heels of Cheil’s investment in Iris.

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