Ammirati Puris Lintas has appointed Robert Colwell as international client director for Nestlé.
Colwell will report to Mike Turnbull, multinational client director on Nestlé and RJ Reynolds Worldwide, and will be based in London.
He joins from Grey where he was senior vice president heading up all Mars confectionery business across Europe.
Turnbull commented: "Robert's appointment ends a long search to find the right person to fill this senior role. He brings with him a wealth of experience both locally and internationally, and his role will be key in developing and investing in our Nestlé business on a worldwide basis."
He leaves Grey after seven years having worked on British American Tobacco; Smithkline Beecham and Seagram among others.
Prior to Grey, Colwell worked at Butterfield Day Devito Hockney (now Partners BDDH) as an account manager working on Thames Television, Honda cars, Wella haircare, and Ross Young. He begun his his career in advertising at J Walter Thompson in 1987 as an account manager