Leaf leaves, but will stay in touch with his B-M roots

Burson-Marsteller’s international chairman Bob Leaf is retiring on 1 July exactly 40 years after he joined as a trainee.

Burson-Marsteller’s international chairman Bob Leaf is retiring on

1 July exactly 40 years after he joined as a trainee.



American-born Leaf is setting up his own business, Robert S Leaf

Consultants and will remain a director at B-M and work for B-M

clients.



’I will be working in a consulting and advising capacity, a strategic

planning role, especially on international PR,’ said Leaf. ’Retiring

gives me more free time ... but not too much,’ he added.



Leaf was a key player in building up Burson-Marsteller at international

level. ’He helped open most of our offices throughout Europe, Asia,

Australia, South America and the Middle East,’ said B-M founder Harold

Burson.



Leaf said it would not be necessary to replace his role. ’We’ve reached

the stage where we’ve pretty much covered everywhere - I don’t think our

goal is to grow geographically,’ he said.



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