MediaCom Puts Two People First: Names Mee, Guba To Global C-Suite
by Joe Mandese, Mar 6, 2013, 7:31 AM
GroupM’s MediaCom unit this morning named Matthew Mee its first ever global chief strategy officer and elevated Dominic Guba to global chief investment officer. Both join MediaCom’s worldwide executive committee, and report to Worldwide Chairman-CEO Stephen Allan.
MediaCom said the promotions reflect the media agency’s commitment to a "culture that attracts and retains the very best people" in the industry.
"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," stated 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."
Mee, a 17-year MediaCom vet, had been head of strategy for EMEA. The agency said a succession plan for the new EMEA head of strategy is in place and will be announced in the "coming months."
Guba joined MediaCom as global head of trading from Aegis in 2010.
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. He will also continue as the primary investment management lead with MediaCom parent GroupM.
Nicolas Grand succeeds Guba as global head of investment management. Grand joined MediaCom in 2011 as global investment director.