Christine James to new post of head of international at Havas' Media Planning Group, London, from managing director of Mediaedge:cia International. Juan Bascones Gleave to new position of chief buying officer, MPG, Barcelona, from MLBS deputy general manager, head of banking services for Merrill Lynch, Geneva.
Lutz Kohte, 41, to Wolfsburg, Germany-based manager of marketing communication for the Volkswagen brand, from international manager at Volkswagen Group-owned Seat, Barcelona. He succeeds Michael Grosche, 41, who is becoming manager of Seat Germany.
Amy Smith, 37, to managing director, Omnicom Group's Whybin TBWA, Melbourne, Australia. Ms. Smith was managing director of Wieden & Kennedy, London, until December 2003.