BRUSSELS—APCO Worldwide’s Paolo Nicoletti has been named managing director of the company’s European headquarters office in Brussels. Former managing director Garry Walsh was named managing director of the firm’s Southeast Asia region based in Singapore and global account lead for Microsoft, one of APCO’s key clients.
Nicoletti is the former deputy managing director of the Brussels office and brings extensive public affairs expertise and a deep knowledge of European policy issues to his new position. He has been based in Brussels since 1993. Prior to his work at APCO, Nicoletti was managing director of the Brussels office of Confindustria, the association of Italian industrialists. Before joining Confindustria, he worked with Business Europe and with the European Commission as an assistant to the directorate-general for external relations. He was also a member of the European Economic and Social Committee. He began his career as an accountant at Arthur Andersen.
In addition to his leadership role with the company’s Southeast Asia region, Walsh also assumes a new global position with overall responsibility for APCO’s relationship with Microsoft, working as a key member of APCO’s Microsoft client teams in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific as well as promoting global best practices in standards of client service. Walsh joined APCO in 2004 and had served as managing director of Brussels since 2007.