Caiazza, current CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi in Italy and Head of Automotive
Business EMEA has further expanded his role to include leadership of Saatchi &
Saatchi + Duke France. Caiazza
replaces Elie Ohayon who is transferring to a new role within Publicis Groupe.
Robert Senior, Chairman and CEO of Saatchi
& Saatchi EMEA said: “Giuseppe has transformed Saatchi & Saatchi Italy
since he joined its management team as Chairman in 2010 and then CEO in 2011.
With his background as a regional client Giuseppe brought clarity and
discipline to the agency and re-focused on growth and creative excellence.
Italy has for the past three years been amongst the fastest growing major
markets for us in EMEA and has won more Cannes Lions than any other EMEA market
– including in the Cannes Lions 2014 last month. This is the same focus and transformation we
are expecting him to take with him in his leadership of France.”
Billingsley - COO Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA – said: “There are many
similarities between the markets and our clients in each. There are
capabilities in Italy that we believe will assist in France, and vice versa.
Having Giuseppe take the lead across both markets will simply mean that these
synergies grow stronger.”
said on his appointment: “I have a deep emotional attachment to France, the
place where my career began. I will be delighted and honoured
to help guide Saatchi & Saatchi + Duke towards both an excellent business
and creative performance in the years ahead.”
Caiazza will be supported in his new role in France
by Barbara Arbib who has been promoted to the role of Managing Director of
Saatchi & Saatchi + Duke France. She will lead the agency in partnership
with Frédéric Témin who continues in his role
as Executive Creative Director. Managing Directors Maria Rosa Musto and Adriano
Aletti in Milan and Camilla Pollice in Rome continue in their existing roles,
reporting in to Caiazza alongside Arbib. All management
changes are effective immediately.
is an international citizen who has spent more than half of his career working
abroad, beginning at Club Med, which he eventually left once appointed Country
Manager of the Argentine branch, following an extended period as the Marketing
Director in Italy.
Club Med, Caiazza joined the Ford Motor Company, where he began as Director of
External Relations in Italy before moving to the European Headquarters in
London as the Senior Product Marketing Manager. In 2005 Caiazza was appointed
General Manager, Marketing & Communications for Toyota Motor Europe. He
then joined Saatchi & Saatchi since 2008, initially as Managing Director
for Europe Automotive Business, a position that he later combined with that of
President of Saatchi & Saatchi Italy and in 2010, CEO of Saatchi &
Caiazza is a graduate of Economics at the Bocconi University of Milan and has also completed Executive Development Programs at both the Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania, and the IMD in Lausanne. Since 2011 he has been an active collaborator with the Bocconi University in Milan and in particular with the EMMS (Executive Master in Marketing & Sales). Caiazza is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Wamba e Athena Onlus, an NGO very active in supporting children around the world.