Arrivals & Departures: Publicis ANZ taps Michael Rebelo

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SYDNEY, Friday: Publicis Groupe has announced the appointment of Michael Rebelo as ceo for ANZ, based in Sydney. Rebelo started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney in 1997 and held various agency leadership roles in Vietnam, New Zealand, Singapore, London and Australia across the Saatchi & Saatchi network. In 2017, he was appointed as ceo Publicis Communications in ANZ. 

In this newly created role, Rebelo’s responsibilities include driving greater integration across the group’s capabilities to transform its relationship with existing clients and win the trust of new ones.

Loris Nold, Publicis Groupe ceo, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, said: “Our partnership with Mike has generated some great examples of collaboration in Australia and New Zealand and it has transformed the way we work with our clients while bringing great opportunities to our people. 

“With Mike at the helm, we have the right team and the right model to accelerate in Australia and New Zealand.

Rebelo said: “We have set good foundations in Australia and New Zealand; there’s still more hard work ahead of us, but the possibilities we’ve been creating and will continue to create for our clients and agencies is currently unmatched in the market. That makes my new job uniquely exciting.”

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