EMEA News In Brief (October 28, 2012)
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EMEA News In Brief (October 28, 2012)

New people in new roles at APCO Israel, Bouygues Construction and Sermelo; new accounts at Kaizo, McCluskey International.

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TEL AVIV—Roi Feder will succeed Gad Ben-Ari as managing director of APCO's Tel Aviv office. Ben-Ari will become a senior advisor to APCO, joining Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich in providing counsel and strategic guidance to APCO clients and the company's management team in Israel. Feder was formerly a director in APCO's Tel Aviv office and has worked for the firm in Israel for more than seven years. Prior to joining APCO, HE worked as a public policy program coordinator in the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism.

PARIS—Jean-Luc Letouzé has been appointed vice president, corporate communications, at Bouygues Construction, a company with 52,000 employees in approximately 80 countries. Letouzé will report to Yves Gabriel, chairman and chief executive of Bouygues Construction, and will lead the Group's communications teams, documentation and archives. He will also be responsible for Terre Plurielle, the Bouygues Construction corporate foundation. He joined the Bouygues Group in 1990.

LONDON—Financial software provider Blackline Systems, headquartered in Los Angeles, has selected Kaizo to assist with its expansion into Europe, focusing initially on the UK market. Kaizo will be working with BlackLine to establish a presence in the UK beginning with a dedicated media, analyst and social media program that will focus on educating te UK influencers through targeted activities including thought leadership by-lined articles and white papers, a customer reference programme and events speaker and award activity.

LONDON—Corporate affairs firm Sermelo has appointed Rose Schreiber as consultant, supporting several of the firm's multinational clients. Schreiber joins Sermelo bringing with her experience gained at two leading multinational consulting firms: PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington, DC. She specializes in helping clients engage with a broad stakeholder base, including non-governmental organisations.

LONDON—Incredible India, the official India tourist board, has appointed destination specialist McCluskey International as PR representative in the UK during this year's World Travel Market. McCluskey will assist Incredible India with a press conference for The Hon. Minister for Tourism, Govt. of India, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai. Activity will also include managing an event including classical folk dancers, authentic Indian markets and a traditional Indian dinner.

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