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VML Unveils Global Leadership Team in the Aftermath of Merger

Explore the dynamic leadership reshaping VML post-merger – led by Debbi Vandeven, a creative force uniting talent. Embrace a world where creativity meets innovation for client success.

VML Unveils Dynamic Global Leadership Team Post WPP Merger: Creative Powerhouse in Action

In a groundbreaking move after the merger of WPP’s VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson, VML has proudly revealed its stellar global leadership team. Renowned creative mind Debbi Vandeven, now global chief creative officer of VML, leads an international cadre of creatives, ensuring a fusion of talent and expertise.

Rafa Pitanguy, the deputy global chief creative officer, continues to shine as the global CCO for the Coca-Cola Company. Kaleeta McDade steps into the role of global CXDO, steering the agency’s experience design team towards innovative heights. Manuel Bordé takes charge as the chief creative officer, focusing on the agency's creative commerce capability. Meanwhile, Mel Routhier and Bas Korsten assume pivotal roles as global CCO for health and global CCO for innovation, respectively.

Thrilled by the creative synergy, Debbi Vandeven expresses confidence in the team's ability to deliver groundbreaking work that emotionally resonates and brings outstanding results for clients. VML global CEO Jon Cook echoes this sentiment, emphasizing the agency's commitment to placing creativity at the core of their business for culture-shaping brands and sustainable growth.