MEC names new General Manager

19 April, 2012


Maria Kolosova takes leadership of MEC Russia

MEC,, today announced that Maria Kolosova has been named General Manager of MEC Russia. She had been acting GM since January 1st following Christian Guinot’s move to MEC China.

The promotion is effective immediately and Maria will report to Anna Lubowska, MEC’s Chairman for CEE and Russia region.

Maria has been with MEC since 2001 and worked closely with Christian and the management team during that time. Prior to joining MEC, Maria graduated from Moscow Lomonosov State University and has been working in advertising and media since 1997.

In her role as General Manager, Maria will be charged with developing MEC’s resources, product and strategy across Russia, driving new business and delivering integrated Paid, Owned and Earned strategies to local and multi-national clients.

Maria will be supported in her role by Anna Lubowska who regularly spends 50% of her time in Moscow; by Rogier Croes, the CEE and Russia regional Managing Director; and by the strong and talented Russia Management team.

Anna Lubowska said, “Russia is our largest market in the region and as it continues to develop its performance will have a major impact on MEC in EMEA and globally. It is vital therefore that we structure our business to ensure that our team benefits from the focus of our best people in order to deliver the best of MEC to our clients.

In Maria we are extremely fortunate to have a person with such strong skills and reputation within our company. This is absolutely the right move for us in Russia and I sincerely believe that MEC is in very good hands. On a personal level, it is a privilege to have a chance to work closely with one of MEC’s tried and trusted specialists and I look forward to exciting times ahead.”

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