Luca Lindner, former chief executive of WPP Group’s Red Cell network who quit last November, has ended his six months ‘gardening leave’ and officially assumes the position of president and regional ceo Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bcom3 unit D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.

Eulogizes John Farrell, president/ceo of D’Arcy Worldwide: “To successfully manage global brands in this arena, you need strong local and regional talent. Luca combines a multicultural background with extensive multinational experience, and a reputation for demonstrating results quickly. He is exceptionally well equipped to help accelerate our growth throughout the region.”

Lindner will be based in D’Arcy’s London office.

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