Wednesday, 06/03/13

MediaCom Worldwide Elevates Executives Matthew Mee and
Dominic Guba

New Chief Strategy and Investment Officers Bolster Best-in-Class Delivery

Matthew Mee and Dominic Guba

LONDON:  As part of MediaCom's ongoing commitment to its clients, the agency today announced two new appointments to the agency's global leadership team.  Matthew Mee has been appointed MediaCom's first-ever Global Chief Strategy Officer and Dominic Guba becomes Global Chief Investment Officer. Both will join MediaCom's Worldwide Executive Committee.

In line with its "People first" philosophy, both promotions highlight the agency's commitment to fostering a culture that attracts and retains the very best people in the media industry.

Matthew Mee, previously Head of Strategy for EMEA and a 17 year MediaCom veteran, will work with regional and local strategists to ensure that world-class planning and pioneering innovations help "future-proof" client businesses around the globe.  He will continue in his Strategy Lead role on a number of major clients.

A succession plan for the new EMEA Head of Strategy is in place and will be announced in the coming months.

Dominic Guba, previously Global Head of Trading, has been named the agency's new Global Chief Investment Officer. Since joining MediaCom from Aegis in 2010, Guba has built and grown the global investment team and has been instrumental in delivering impressive cost efficiencies to global clients.

In his new role, Guba will focus on three key areas: partnering with local leadership teams to deliver the most productive, cost-effective products and services in every MediaCom market; developing and applying best-in-class trading models and implementation tools; and optimising the 89-country network's investment processes. Guba will continue as primary investment management lead with MediaCom parent GroupM.

Guba's previous role will be assumed by Nicolas Grand, who joined MediaCom in 2011 as Global Investment Director. Grand's new role as Global Head of Investment Management is effective immediately.

Both Mee and Guba will report to Stephen Allan, Worldwide Chairman and CEO.

"We are firmly committed to developing careers at MediaCom, and I'm excited to introduce Matthew and Dominic to an even wider base of clients around the world," said Allan. "As new members of the global leadership team, a vital part of their remit will be to 'pay it forward' by identifying and nurturing the individuals who will become the next generation of phenomenal leaders at MediaCom."