Bloomberg Media has appointed former head of Havas Creative Group Andrew Benett as global chief commercial officer.
He will assume global responsibility for the company’s sales, advertising operations, integrated franchises, consulting and marketing services. He will report to Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith.
“There has never been a better time to reinvent and disrupt the worlds of media, marketing and consulting, and in Andrew we are gaining a proven leader from the marketing and consulting world who has a successful track record of business transformation,” said Smith.
Benett spent the last 13 years of his career at Havas Creative Group, where he rose through the ranks. As Global CEO, Benett oversaw all aspects of the organisation including full profit and loss (P&L) responsibility and corporate strategy.
“Our ambition is simple and focused. Building on Bloomberg’s editorial leadership, world class global platforms, and unrivaled insight into the worlds business elite, we will create an entirely new model of media owner – one that marries the best thinking and talent from the worlds of consulting, marketing services and media. I can’t imagine a more exciting moment to join Justin, Jacki and Bloomberg Media’s world class team,” added Benett.
Based at Bloomberg’s global headquarters in New York City, his appointment is effective immediately.