Anomaly welcomes former managing partner at KesselsKramer, Engin Celikbas as Amsterdam CEO

Engin Celikbas welcomed as new chief executive and managing partner

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.

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