- Young & Rubicam has elected Sir Christopher Lewinton to its board of directors, which increases the size of the board from nine to ten directors.
Sir Christopher is currently chairman of the UK engineering firm TI Group of which he was also chief executive from 1986 to 1998.
In addition, Sir Christopher is also a member of the board of directors of Anglo-Dutch publishing giant, Reed Elsevier, and a member of the supervisory board of directors of Mannesmann AG, one of the world's largest engineering and telecommunications companies.
From 1970 to 1985, Sir Christopher was chief executive of the Wilkinson Sword Group. In 1978, when Wilkinson Sword was acquired by Allegheny International, he joined the main board of the company and was the Chairman of the International Operations of Allegheny International.
Peter Georgescu, chairman and chief executive of Y&R, said: "We look forward to benefiting from Sir Christopher's uniquely global perspective and his counsel on a broad range of business issues. His experience at TI Group and Wilkinson Sword, as well as his presence on the boards of a number of large publicly-traded companies, have made him a world class expert in corporate strategy, corporate governance, consumer goods marketing and information services. We are especially pleased to welcome Sir Christopher as our newest outside director."