Daniela Fania, managing director of IT specialist Herald
Communications’ Milan office, has quit the agency just two months after
launching its Italian operation.
Herald recruited Fania from Hewlett Packard, where she was marketing
communications manager. Fania left the agency last week with no
immediate plans. Both Fania and Herald managing director Paul Mathieu
insisted that the decision to go separate ways was mutual and
Fania added that there had been a misunderstanding about the extent of
her responsibility. Herald’s structure meant that she did not report
directly to Herald managing director Paul Mathieu, but to Isabelle
Gallemaert, managing director of the agency’s Paris office.
Herald has hired Ariel Mafai to head the Milan office as country
Mafai was recruited two weeks ago from IT specialist Business Press,
where she was an account executive. She previously spent three years at
Hill and Knowlton.