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Paul Jakimciw departs KBS Albion role to embrace startup work

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

November 30, 2017 | 3 min read

KBS Albion is on the hunt for a new chief executive after long-time employee Paul Jakimciw announced his departure to focus on startup projects outside of the industry.

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Jakimciw has been in the role for two years since it was acquired by KBS in 2014. From that point Jakimciw helped transform the digital agency to the forefront of innovation, where it worked with many prominent start-ups to develop their proposition.

Jakimciw will work with the board to work through the transition and help appoint a successor. During his tenure, the agency worked with the likes of Vodafone, Paysafe and Ada.

Reflecting on his time at the company, Jakimciw said: “The last two years have been an incredible way to cap almost a decade in the business. I’m enormously proud of the journey Albion has been on in that time. The agency is now set up for the future, against a backdrop of enormous disruption in the industry.

“The team is excelling and there is a remarkable opportunity for the next CEO to build on that platform alongside them.”

“The start-up ecosystem in which Albion is so well networked has become increasingly importantly to me personally, as an investor and advisor alongside the work of the agency. It’s the right time now for me to step into it full time and begin the next chapter.”

Guy Hayward, chief executive of KBS Global, said: “Paul has done an amazing job driving KBS Albion forward to become a critical part of the KBS network and one of the most exciting propositions in London; evidenced in partnerships like Ada. Ever conscientious, Paul’s helping us find his successor and manage the transition.”

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