Susan Kingston-Brown takes on the role with immediate effect

Chris Skinner has stepped down from his role as EMEA president of UM.

Skinner had been at IPG Mediabrands for more than 17 years, joining as managing director of UM Hong Kong in 2007 before becoming CEO of UM Middle East and North Africa in 2013. He became EMEA president at UM in 2017, sitting on the UM global leadership team and IPG Mediabrands’ executive team.

Skinner will be replaced as UM EMEA president with immediate effect by Susan Kingston-Brown, previously CEO of UM’s international client services division (which is based in London) and global client lead for Dyson.

In her previous role, she was instrumental in establishing UM’s partnership with Dyson on a global level and will continue to have executive oversight of the account as EMEA president.

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