The Week: People News - Breijer lands Universal role

Universal McCann has appointed Diederik Breijer as the president for EMEA.

Breijer, who will report to Graham Duff, the president of Interpublic's media unit, IPG Mediabrands, was previously Universal's chief executive in the Netherlands. The appointment follows changes at Universal's sister agency, Initiative, last week, which saw Mario Mateus, the chief executive of Initiative Portugal, appointed as the network's president across the EMEA region.