Stéphanie Rupp joins Saatchi & Saatchi Düsseldorf as Managing Director
01 MAR 2012
On the 1st of April, Stephanie Rupp, 43, will be moving from Saatchi & Saatchi Geneva to Saatchi & Saatchi Düsseldorf as Managing Director.
Stephanie Rupp has several years of experience on the client side as well as the agency side. After passing her university exams at WHU Vallendar, she embarked on her professional career at the management consultancy firm Arthur D. Little. Following stops at Procter & Gamble in Schwalbach, as Account Director for Pampers at Saatchi & Saatchi Frankfurt and responsibility for the European Opel account at McCann Erickson Frankfurt, Frau Rupp moved to McCann Erickson Geneva as General Manager for the entire Geneva office.
In 2005, Saatchi & Saatchi was able to win Ms. Rupp back as Global Account Director for all Novartis brands. The business was expanded under her leadership and numerous creative awards (Cannes Lions) as well as efficiency awards (Euro Effies) were won.
Stephanie Rupp is very pleased with this next step: "I am very enthusiastic about this new challenge within the Saatchi & Saatchi network and am looking forward to returning to Germany. With a broad range of competencies, including digital, Saatchi & Saatchi Düsseldorf is very well positioned and up-to-date. The agency also has an extremely strong creative approach. I see a great deal of future potential here."
In collaboration with Creative Head Alexander Reiss, Ms. Rupp will focus on the Düsseldorf clients and on expanding the digital business. "I am very happy to have first-class support on my side with Stéphanie Rupp. She will help the agency pick up even more momentum and attract positive attention."
Michael Samak, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Germany and Switzerland, is also extremely pleased with this first-rate recruitment choice.
"I have known and appreciated Stéphanie for many years. She is one of our top talents in Europe and we are very happy that she didn't choose Singapore or London and accepted the assignment in Düsseldorf instead. We wanted someone with "petrol running through her veins", someone with substantial brand experience and someone who is a true Saatchi."
Saatchi & Saatchi Germany is the Lovemarks Company that accompanies brands such as Toyota, Deutsche Bank, Veltins, Lexus, dm-drogeriemarkt, Pampers, Ariel, vivesco, Voltaren, Otriven, Fraport, Volvo, World of Warcraft and SCHOTT Solar on their way to becoming a Lovemark.