Kantar Gives CFO Griffiths Deputy CEO Role
Kantar has added the newly created role of Deputy Chief Executive to the role of Chief Financial Officer Ian Griffiths.
Griffiths (pictured) joined in January following WPP's 60% sale of Kantar to private equity firm Bain Capital. He previously spent more than a decade at British commercial broadcaster ITV, where he helped transform the business from one reliant on UK advertising to a more diverse international and increasingly digital business. Earlier, he worked for media group EMAP, latterly as Group Finance Director, having begun his career at Ernst & Young.
Griffiths takes up the additional role following the departure of former CEO Eric Salama. In his expanded position, Griffiths will lead the Executive Committee's running of the business until a replacement for Salama has been identified.
Chairman Adam Crozier, who joined Kantar from ITV in February, comments: 'The new role of deputy CEO strengthens Kantar's operational capabilities in the short-term as we navigate our own recovery from the economic crisis and in the long-term as we implement our transformation agenda. As we observed when Ian joined the business in January, he brings a wealth of experience and great track record in delivering transformations and strong returns, so he is a natural fit for this expanded leadership responsibility'.
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