Cossette recruits Kellogg president

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MONTREAL--After 15 years with Kellogg Co. in Canada and Europe, Kellogg Canada President Philipe Donne is leaving the company to join Cossette Communication Group as president of the Toronto office and co-president of the Montreal operation.

Cossette, which went public in 1999, actively recruited Mr. Donne, who will join on Dec. 11. A senior management team will run Kellogg Canada until a replacement is appointed.

At Cossette, Mr. Donne succeeds Ian Saville, who moves to become senior partner-corporate development, covering Canada and the U.S., with specific emphasis on U.S. acquisitions.

The company already works closely with Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, on at least one account, Bombardier's Ski-Doo and related clothing and accessories. Cossette's Optimum (public relations) also has a small office in Washington.

Mr. Donne joined Kellogg as brand manager, new products, and held varying marketing posts before becoming VP marketing at Kellogg Canada in 1991. He was subsequently managing director at Kellogg Italy, Greece and Cyprus, and then president, director general, for Kellogg France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, before returning to Canada as president in 1998.

Mr. Saville joined Cossette in 1982.

Copyright November 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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