Senior appointments at Edelman

Senior appointments at Edelman

Edelman has appointed Ed Williams to President, International, effective 1st July 2023. Currently President and CEO of EMEA, Ed has been with Edelman for 12 years and will expand his remit to oversee its APAC, EMEA, Canada and Latin American markets. The regional CEOs will report to him while Ed himself will continue to report to global President and Chief Operating Officer, Matthew J. Harrington.

Succeeding Ed, Arent Jan (AJ) Hesselink has been named the next CEO of EMEA. Having been with Edelman for nearly eight years, AJ will move on from his current role as Chief Operating Officer of EMEA to oversee 17 offices across the region as well as to join the agency's executive leadership team.

Matthew Harrington commented of this appointment, “Ed’s achievements leading EMEA coupled with his experience working across multiple geographies makes him the ideal candidate to ensure we deepen connections across APAC, EMEA, Canada and LATAM, while strengthening our delivery against clients’ evolving needs internationally.”

Meanwhile, as he gears up for a global remit, Ed is "delighted to be handing the regional reins to AJ Hesselink, a leader who is deeply committed to our clients and our people.” 

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