FreemanXP appoints new EMEA account director

Brand experience agency FreemanXP has hired Celine Jean as account director for the EMEA region.

Celine Jean has been appointed account director for the EMEA region
Celine Jean has been appointed account director for the EMEA region

Jean joins the team from FreemanXP’s APAC offices in Shanghai, where she managed a team to deliver events for clients such as OMEGA, Dassault Falcon and Dassault Aviation.

She has worked within the event industry in China for seven years, and has more than 11 years of client services experience spanning event planning, marketing supervision, on-site coordination and account handling.

Prior to joining FreemanXP, she worked as a freelance senior event director and project director in Shanghai on projects for clients including the Mercedes-Benz Group and Macau Boat Show. Other former clients include FIAT, Volkswagen, Oracle, Societe Generale, B|Braun and Lindt.

She will be based in the London office and report into Claudia Stephenson, vice president, business development at FreemanXP in EMEA. She will be responsible for managing key clients within FreemanXP’s brand experience portfolio in the region.

Stephenson said: "Celine brings a valuable skill set to the team and an extensive client, project management and international work experience. Working within the business development team and alongside the agency’s various other departments, she will play a pivotal role in the oversight and delivery against key client objectives."

Jean added: "I am incredibly excited to be joining the FreemanXP office in London. The EMEA team is comprised of some very talented individuals, and I can't wait to re-acquaint myself with the European culture and community. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working for FreemanXP in Shanghai, and look forward to continuing my relationship with Freeman here in London."

The agency appointed Sarah Mayo, formerly of TRO, to the newly created role of marketing director EMEA in January.

Read senior vice-president and managing director at Freeman XP EMEA Kim Myhre's My Event World.

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