David Jenkins, The Kantar Group CEO, is retiring from market research after leading Kantar for five years and doubling its size during that period.
David comments, 'I am extremely proud of the businesses we have built, initially with Millward Brown which I joined in 1983, and in the last 5 years, at Kantar. WPP is lucky to own great research and consulting brands and have the people who develop and drive those brands. I know I leave Kantar in good hands, with our companies poised to lead the changes coming up in our industry.'
Eric Salama, currently a main board director of WPP, becomes Chairman and CEO of an expanded unit which will include brands such as Millward Brown, Research International, Ziment, Lightspeed, IMRB, Kantar Media Research (including global TGI and minority stakes in AGB Italia and IBOPE), Center Partners, Added Value, BPRI, Fusion 5, Glendinning, Henly Centre, ICON, Management Ventures, and P four. Given that Eric will now head one of WPP's operational units, he will step down from the WPP board.
All articles 2006-22 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas unless otherwise stated.