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IPG Health Announces New European Leadership Team

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London, UK
Jonathan Kukathasan to lead IPG Health offering in the United Kingdom

IPG Health announces a new, proven regional and country leadership team in Europe, appointed to support the booming growth of its recently aligned FCB Health and McCann Health agencies in the region. These leadership appointments come six months after the creation of IPG Health, which aligned all FCB Health and McCann Health agencies globally under one network and a unified leadership team.

In the UK, Jonathan Kukathasan is the newly appointed President of IPG Health UK. Kukathasan has been part of the IPG family for 17 years, and most recently, served as President of McCann Health UK since April 2021. Jonathan has a track record of leading international teams on multi-market and global brands, Jonathan will oversee the 250 employees in London and Hampshire.

“IPG Health brings two of the most awarded health marketing agencies under one leadership without losing their specific advantages and character. The further integration of FCB Health and McCann Health in the United Kingdom will allow us to better serve our client’s needs, to create new dynamics, be even more innovative yet efficient and accelerate growth. I am very happy to lead this process and unite forces to continue our successful path,” says Jonathan Kukathasan, president, IPG Health UK.

Joerg Hempelmann has been appointed president of IPG Health Europe, leading the network’s offering across the region, with a leadership team that includes Jon Kerrigan as chief financial officer, Caroline Smith as executive director of talent, and Jerome Cholet as director of PR and communications. Hempelmann and the newly assembled team are responsible for optimizing the network’s offering, growing its client partnerships, and fostering greater connectivity and collaboration across its agencies, disciplines, and countries in Europe.

Other newly appointed European country leadership roles alongside Jonathan Kukathasan, include Philippe Pariente, President of IPG Health in France; Max Lechner, President of IPG Health in Germany; and Loris Marchet, President of IPG Health in Spain. 

“The promise of IPG Health has always been rooted in the principles of interconnectivity and interoperability. And with our unparalleled scale across Europe, unlocking these principles is paramount,” said Dana Maiman, CEO of IPG Health. “We are taking on this new year from a position of strength, and this exceptional new team will take us and our clients to even greater heights.”

In Europe, IPG Health brings together around 500 global health communication professionals, across nineteen offices, in 11 countries.

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