Vista expands team with new senior account director

Communications and events agency Vista has hired Simon Chapman, the former MD of Saatchi & Saatchi Riyadh, to join its account team.

Vista expands team with new senior account director
Vista expands team with new senior account director

Chapman joins the agency’s London office, where he will be working to expand its marketing offer, developing relationships with new and existing clients.

Chapman previously held the position of managing director at Saatchi and Saatchi Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His client portfolio included, SAMBA (formerly part of Citigroup), one of the region's leading financial services groups, and Arabsat, one of the world’s top satellite operators.

Prior to Saatchi and Saatchi, Chapman was client services director for GMASCO, where he developed campaigns for leading automotive brands including Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Lotus, Volvo and Hertz.

He was also client services director at Imagination – managing Europe-wide experiential programs for Ford of Europe, including delivering key regional auto shows (Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, London) and major sponsorship activations (Disney, UEFA Champions League).

Chapman said: "It’s an exciting time to be joining Vista. They work with global household names and leading brands like BMW. The talent within the agency, their credentials and the ambitious management team made it the right fit."

William Sutton, director of operations added: "Simon is joining Vista at a time when we enter our next phase of growth. Having worked with some of the worlds largest brands Simon, will be a great asset to the Vista team."

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