Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart Brussels has appointed Rob Shimmin as
managing director. Shimmin replaces Matthew Anderson who left in March
to become president of Asian and Pacific public relations for Ogilvy and
Shimmin had been acting managing director in the interim. He joined OA&R
Brussels in 1995 to head up its International group.
While overseeing the agency, Shimmin will continue to run OA&R Belgium’s
International group which co-ordinates activity across Europe.
The OA&R network is still searching for a European chief executive as
well as a head for its UK office.
According to Shimmin, his colleagues Nick Lunt, who is head of the
government group and Laure Miquel-Jean, head of OA&R’s Benelux group,
will have ’considerable input into the running of the agency.’