Javier Curtichs, the director of Shandwick’s Barcelona office, has
quit to join rival agency Burson-Marsteller. Curtichs took over the
running of the 35-strong branch from Toni Rabal in 1995. Shandwick’s
clients in Barcelona include Samsung, McDonald’s and hotel chain Sol
Melia. Curtichs’ role has temporarily been taken over by managing
director Joan Sola.