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Cheil London names Peter Zillig as new chief executive

LONDON – Cheil London has appointed Peter Zillig, a former chief executive of Havas Worldwide New York as the chief executive of its London office. His appointment follows the resignation of Paul Hammersley, the chief executive of Cheil UK, last month. Zillig, who will report to the chief executive of Cheil Europe Kevin Park, will take responsibility for the Cheil London office. BMB, under chief executive Juliet Haygarth, will operate as a separate entity within Cheil UK with Haygarth also reporting into Park.

Zillig has extensive experience both client and agency side. He is a former EMEA head of advertising, UK communications director and marketing and communications director for e-commerce for Compaq, working in Munich, London and Houston. As well as working at Havas Worldwide, where he rose from president of global brands to CEO of the New York office, Zillig is a former EMEA chief executive of Tag Worldwide, where he led its digital transformation, and has also worked at Lowe Worldwide as global business director.

Park said: “A proven leader, Peter has a compelling combination of energy, skills and experience to lead Cheil London as it becomes a digital and platform business. He’s a very welcome addition to the talented team.”


Zillig commented: “With technology and creativity colliding, Cheil’s technology rich DNA and recently curated management team makes it ideally placed to deliver standout work in a digital world. Cheil London has a bright future that I look forward to being part of.”

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