MEC hired Renato de Paula as regional CEO for Latin America. He replaces Michael Jones, who after 19 years with MEC, is retiring from the industry. de Paula was previously at Havas Worldwide, where he
held a dual role as CEO of the offices in Mexico and Colombia and as the regional director of Havas Worldwide Digital across Latin America. He will be based in Miami and also joins MEC's global
executive committee. de Paula began his career in 1988 at Ogilvy Sao Paulo and between 1991 and 1997 he worked at Wunderman. During his 15 years with Ogilvy and Ogilvy One he held senior management
positions in New York, Sao Paulo and Miami. "With a rich heritage in the digital and data world, Renato is perfectly positioned to drive the future for us," said Charles Courtier, global CEO. "An
inspirational and collaborative leader, with bags of energy, I am confident that he will provide the leadership to develop and thrive in this, our fastest growing region."