Agency Business briefs: March 2013

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Darlene Dobry
Darlene Dobry

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide promoted two execs to managing partner. Darlene Dobry and Shaun Urban will serve alongside Michael Parisi and Marc Weiner, taking direct responsibility for the firm's client-facing agencies and skill centers in the US and joining the network's global executive committee. Dobry, who joined the firm as president of CommonHealth's Carbon seven years ago, will be responsible for the network's medical marketing, specialty marketing and medical media groups. Urban, most recently president of the network's US-based payer marketing agencies, will take on payer marketing, medical education and new US-based business initiatives.

McCann hired the head of Publicis Medical Education to lead the US business for its Complete Medical unit. Dr. Leo Francis, previously president of Publicis Medical Education Group, becomes EVP, McCann Complete Medical US.

Havas Life launched in Southeast Asia with a regional hub in Singapore. Havas Life SEA will be led by Dr. VJ Yamat, who joins Havas from McCann in the Philippines. There, he was managing director of McCann Healthcare, leading work on Abbott and MSD, among other clients.
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