Following Sasan Saeidi’s departure to J. Walter Thompson in September, FP7/DXB has named Jon Marchant as managing director. He will start on November 1.
With full responsibility for the leadership and development of FP7 DXB’s business, Marchant will play a key role in meeting the company’s aggressive growth goals as well as building on the firm’s reputation for creative solutions and award winning campaigns.
Marchant will be moving from McCann Central UK where he held the position of managing director and Board Director since 2013.
Tarek Miknas, CEO, FP7 MENA, says in a statement, “We are excited that Jon will be joining us as managing director of our Dubai Office. Jon is a great operator and growth driver, and is a believer in creating work that makes a meaningful difference to our clients. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience from not just a creative front but experiential as well which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop for our clients.”
“FP7 are a brilliant and talented bunch who have proved time and again that brave creativity and commercial effectiveness go hand in hand. I’m super-excited to be leading the charge, as we look to further enhance and evolve the agencies offering and act as trusted advisors to our impressive array of clients,” adds Marchant.