20 October 2000

After the conquest, the inevitable revamp. Having completed the formal acquisition of Snyder Communications, Paris-based Havas Advertising has promoted chairman-ceo of Snyder's Arnold Communications, Ed Eskandarian.

Eskandarian (63) has been handed responsibility for Arnold Worldwide Partners, Havas’s newly re-branded Campus global agency network. As chairman and chief executive, he will run the new group alongside Havas sibling Euro RSCG Worldwide.

At the same time, Eskandarian retains his chief executive role at Arnold Worldwide, but relinquishes the chair to Ron Lawner (52) managing partner and chief creative officer.

Lawner continues in his creative post, while Francis J Kelly III (43), former managing partner and chief marketing officer at Arnold Communications, becomes president and chief operating officer at Arnold Worldwide.

News source: New York Times