IPG taps Skelton as global healthcare MD

NEW YORK: Interpublic Group has hired Martin Skelton as MD of global healthcare.

NEW YORK: Interpublic Group has hired Martin Skelton as MD of global healthcare.

He will work to drive growth for IPG's multiagency healthcare clients in the role. Skelton will report to Philippe Krakowsky, EVP and chief strategy and talent officer at the holding company.

It is a newly created position at IPG. He will be based at Interpublic headquarters in New York City.

Skelton was most recently president for medical education at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. He had worked at Ogilvy since 2004, first as head of several medical communication and medical education offerings in the US and then in a global role starting in 2009. Previously, Skelton spent a decade at Grey Healthcare Group in a variety of roles.

Last week, APCO Worldwide promoted Stig Albinus to chair its global healthcare practice.

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