PARIS: Havas has confirmed Maria Luisa Francoli in the role of ceo at its global media network MPG. She has handled ceo duties since last September, when former chief Alfonso Rodes Vila took the helm at Havas Media, which oversees all of the France-headquartered goup's media companies.

Spanish born Francoli joined MPG in 1993, working in corporate development. Four years later, she established MediaContacts, the company's interactive network. She became ceo of Media Planning Network in 2003.

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