Maxus names its first global chief client officer

The GroupM agency will promote Neil Stewart, CEO of Maxus Asia Pacific to the new role in early 2014.
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GroupM agency Maxus has announced the creation of a new chief client officer position beginning in January of 2014, promoting Neil Stewart, who currently works as CEO of Maxus Asia Pacific, to the role.

In the new chief client officer position Stewart will continue to be based out of Singapore and will be responsible for overseeing all global and regional client relationships at the agency.

“Over the past four years here in Asia, and indeed across the world, we’ve seen more and more clients looking to Maxus to help manage their business in multiple markets,” said Stewart in a release. “As global chief client officer I plan to utilize all the resources available within Maxus and GroupM to help brands succeed both regionally and globally in the ever-changing media landscape.”

Taking over from Stewart as CEO of Maxus Asia Pacific will be Ajit Varghese, who currently works as CEO of Maxus South Asia.