Added Value Appoints Hawkins to CEO Role, Replacing Porter Who Joins Thomas Cook

28 Apr 2008|Added Value

Added Value has today announced the appointment of Janine Hawkins as Worldwide CEO. She replaces Angus Porter who will be moving to FTSE100 business Thomas Cook as Group Strategy Director. The change takes effect on 1st June 2008.

Added Value is part of Kantar Group the information, insight and consultancy arm of WPP. Added Value has offices in 15 countries and serves as a brand development, research and insight partner to clients including AT&T, Vodafone, Pepsi, SABMiller, Colgate, Deutsche Bahn and Allianz. Added Value is seen by clients as distinctive for its customised marketing solutions, quality of insight and ability to work with creative partners such as design agencies and advertising agencies.

Janine joined the business in 1995 and has served in a variety of country, client and talent roles for the Added Value Group, most recently as Global CEO for People and Organisation, where she worked with each of its 25 offices to ensure that their teams are equipped and motivated to deliver the world class marketing solutions clients expect. In her time at Added Value Janine has worked across many of the company’s key clients.

Janine Hawkins says: “Added Value is a unique business that I have a real passion for. We have fantastically talented international teams and I’m looking forward to working with them to tackle our clients’ future marketing challenges.”
Eric Salama, CEO of Kantar, said: “I’m delighted for Janine and for the business. It’s always nice to be able to appoint from within and on this occasion there was no need to look outside. Janine has demonstrated a great ability to add value to clients, a real passion for developing the people within the group and for recruiting new talent where necessary and a respect for the variety of offers and cultures which make Added Value the business it is.

“At the same time I’d like to say a huge thank you to Angus. It’s been a great pleasure to work with him, and on behalf of Added Value and Kantar we all wish him well in his new role.”

For more information please contact:
Kylie Taylor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8614 1562

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