The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has appointed John Saunders as its President with effect from October 22. Saunders, who is Executive Vice-President at Fleishman-Hillard, has replaced Carlos Lareau, COO, Burson Marsteller Worldwide.
Saunders, who will be serving ICCO for a period of two years, was recently appointed the Regional Director for Fleishman Hillard’s Continental European operations and was promoted to Executive Vice-President and Senior Partner.
For the record, Fleishman-Hillard is one of the world’s leading communications firms, with 83 offices in 21 countries, including Asia and Latin America.
Along with his ICCO post, Saunders will continue to remain the Director of Fleishman- Hillard in Dublin, which is one of the largest and most respected agencies in Ireland.
Carlos Lareau, who will continue to remain the Vice-President of ICCO for another year, said, “I am delighted to be handing over the presidency to John. He will bring to the job not only enormous energy but a truly international perspective. ICCO’s members will also benefit from his undoubted management skills.”
ICCO, the voice of public relations consultancies across the world, is the umbrella association for more than 850 consultancies through their trade associations in 28 countries.