Draftfcb International names leadership team

On the heels of joining Draftfcb in December 2013, Sebastien Desclée, president of Draftfcb International, has named his leadership team.

The international team will oversee an important and far-reaching group of offices whose primary focus is advancing their creative product and profile locally as well as internationally. In Asia Pacific these offices include Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

The multinational team will  consist of chief creative officer international Luis Silva Dias; Antonio Delgado, as the chief operating officer affiliates; Jonathan Allard as chief financial officer, International; and Laura Field as EVP talent director, International.

“The cumulative experience of this all-star team is sure to significantly upgrade our offering in 2014 and beyond,” Desclée said. “I’m excited by the immediate and long-term potential of Draftfcb International.”

Luis Silva Dias has worked with both global and regional clients, from automotive to CPG, across Europe and Latin America. A long-time veteran of the advertising industry, Dias, who will remain president and CEO of Draftfcb Portugal, was previously Chief Creative Officer of Draftfcb Europe. Prior to that role, which he assumed in 2006, Dias was ECD of FCB Portugal.

With over eight years’ experience in Asia, Singapore-based Jonathan Allard first joined Draftfcb in 2005 as regional finance director for APAC and Africa. From there he moved to Aegis Media in the dual role of regional finance director and Southeast Asia CFO, before returning to Draftfcb in his most recent position as APAC’s Chief Operating Officer.

Draftfcb International is a cluster of markets outside the top 14 operations within the Draftfcb network.