David Johnston, 37, to VP, beverages marketing at PepsiCo Europe, London, on May 1 from marketing VP, PepsiCo Latin America. He succeeds Tim Davie, who left to become head of marketing communications and audiences at the BBC last month.
Guy Champniss, a U.K. TV producer, to new post of global director of branded entertainment at Havas-owned MPG, based in London and Barcelona. Spain.
Chris Kyme to executive creative director, Hong Kong & China, Eight Partnership, an independent Hong Kong agency. Most recently, he was a founding partner at local Hong Kong agency Bang.
Massimo Costa to chairman-CEO of WPP Group's Y&R Europe, Middle East and Africa. He succeeds William Eccleshare, who is leaving to take the same position at Omnicom Group's BBDO Worldwide, London (AA, April 18).