MEC expands senior leadership as Stuart Bowden becomes global strategy officer

MEC announced today (4 February) that Jason Dormieux will take on the role as sole UK chief executive, while Stuart Bowden will become global chief strategy officer, developing the media planning agency globally and locally to promote growth.

Dormieux will lead the UK media agency as it moves to Sea Containers, using media, content, data and technology to lead the helm in creativity and innovation throughout the company.

Bowden, who was previously co-CEO in the UK, will lead MEC’s global strategy, responsible for designing, integrating and championing MEC’s strategic product.

Dormieux and Bowden were appointed joint CEOs in February 2014, and during their run the agency has grown by 150 people, won over £200m of new business including Vodafone, Jet2 and Comparethemarket.

The agency has diversified into new service areas, with increased focus on content, innovation and data operations.

In October last year, Paul Hutchinson was promoted to chief operating officer by Dormieux and Bowden as part of the senior management reconfigure.

Charles Courtier, global CEO, said: “Jason’s breadth of skills provides leadership to an organisation in an increasingly challenging and complicated market. Stuart’s background in senior creative, media and client planning roles is the perfect mix of skills to develop and navigate MEC through the broad strategic challenges ahead.”

Stuart Bowden said: “Never has it been more difficult to engage with consumers and I am looking forward to leading that strategic debate globally. MEC’s diverse offering across content, innovation and strategic and data led media thinking, makes this an incredibly exciting role for someone with my background.”

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