The World: Chicago - Lescarbeau named Carmichael Lynch president

Mike Lescarbeau, the senior creative who worked on Porsche at London's Leagas Delaney, is joining the US shop Carmichael Lynch as its president and chief creative officer. One of his first tasks will be to retain the agency's Porsche account, which is currently under review.

However, John Colasanti, the chief executive of the Interpublic-owned agency, claimed he was not even aware of Lescarbeau's Porsche experience when he decided to hire him.

"Finding a proven world-class creative talent is tough enough," he said. "Add to that the need for strong management abilities and the brief gets damn near impossible. Mike's that rare find."

Lescarbeau has also worked at Fallon and Ogilvy & Mather, where he handled creative work on its Time Warner and DHL accounts.