Carat International has appointed Karen Fraser, currently the European media research director for Starcom Mediavest Group, as its international product development director.
Fraser, who has previously worked as director of international research for Turner Time Warner, will take responsibility for developing group media tools to be used across international clients including the recently won BMW, LVMH and Renault.
Her primary focus will be on developing the internet as a communications tool between the agency and different client offices.
"I am very excited about the challenges and opportunities offered by working at Carat International," said Fraser. "Its record of winning and retaining major clients and the quality of its work sets it apart from other networks."
Carat International's chief operating officer, Jerry Buhlmann, said: "Record growth in 2000 is driving our need to recruit talented individuals with a proven track record. Karen's appointment continues our goal of delivering the best and brightest team to fulfil our clients' needs and expectations."
Fraser will take up her new position in February.