Susanne Grundmann is promoted, René Coiffard follows as CEO of OMD Germany

“We are delighted to be able to recruit such an extraordinary talent in Susanne Grundmann for the newly created role of Chief Global Client Officer. The importance of globally active customers has increased significantly in recent years, not least due to the contribution of Susanne Grundmann in our organization. She has done an outstanding job in her role as CEO and, under her leadership, has developed OMD into the largest German digital agency and innovation pioneer in just two years,” comments Paul Remitz, CEO of Omnicom Media Group Germany, on the personnel.

In her newly created position, Susanne Grundmann will be responsible for the horizontal customer management of the holding company. Before joining OMD Germany, she held various managerial positions, including Chief Client Officer at Mediacom.

René Coiffard will take the place of Susanne Grundmann as CEO of OMD. In the last two years, as Chief Strategy Officer, Coiffard has played a key role in developing and shaping the transformation issues and the strategic orientation of OMD. Among other things, the 38-year-old brought the creative culture more into focus and promoted the content-related and structural transformation.

OMG boss Paul Remitz is happy about the new OMD CEO: “With René we have a first-class personality for the position of CEO. René stands for the strategic innovative power of OMD and, together with customers, he is very successfully driving forward the digital marketing transformation. In addition, he has a special focus on the development of young talents. I appreciate his visionary view of customers and the industry and therefore look forward to continuing to work closely together.”

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