The London office of M&C Saatchi announced that Giles Hedger, a veteran of the FCB and Leo Burnett organizations, would be its new chief executive officer.
When he starts in the summer, Hedger will be in charge of setting the direction of M&C Saatchi, which has been without a chief executive since Tom Bazeley left in August last year.
Hedger will take an equity stake in the business alongside chief creative officer Justin Tindall, chairman Tim Duffy, chief strategy officer Gabrielle Bell and managing director Tom Firth.
Before FCB Inferno, Hedger spent eight years at Leo Burnett, where he worked alongside Tindall. He held a number of senior strategy roles at Leo Burnett and was its group managing director between 2012 and 2014. Hedger started his career at J Walter Thompson in 1995.