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Aurelio Lopes Named President of DraftFCB Latin America

In Other Moves, Ogilvy's Gustavo Martinez Takes Global Role, Google's Jonas Joins InMobi

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Aurelio Lopes took over as regional president of DraftFCB Latin America this month, and the agency network is moving its Latin American headquarters from Miami to Sao Paulo, where Mr. Lopes is based. He keeps his current job as president of Giovanni & DraftFCB in Brazil, one of the biggest and most successful agencies in DraftFCB's international network.

Aurelio Lopes
Aurelio Lopes
Mr. Lopes succeeds Rafael de Guzman, the former president-CEO of FCB International, who took on the Latin American role after Interpublic Group of Cos. merged FCB with Draft.

International agencies frequently move around their Latin American headquarters to let their regional heads live in their native countries, or run a national business in addition to their regional responsibilities as Mr. Lopes will do. Most agency networks have their regional headquarters in one of four cities: Miami, Mexico City, Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo.

In other moves
Rob Jonas is moving from Google Europe to independent mobile-ad network InMobi as managing director-Europe. He was director of strategic partnerships for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Google. At InMobi, he'll run the European mobile-ad network InMobi began six months ago.

Gustavo Martinez will begin in the newly created role of global new business director at Ogilvy & Mather on Feb. 1. He is relocating to New York from Mexico City, where he was chief operating officer of Ogilvy's Latin American network Ogilvy Latina.

Nick Coronges is moving to London to head R/GA's technology department there as executive technical and strategy director. He was previously New York-based head of technology for R/GA's Nike account, working on the brands NikeStore, Nike ID and Nike Plus.

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