Industry Leader Michel Nakache Joins McCann Healthcare Worldwide as EVP Europe

By Mccann Healthcare Worldwide, PRNE
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

PARIS, July 14, 2011 -

Michel Nakache, one of the foremost agency and association
leaders in European healthcare marketing, is joining McCann
Healthcare Worldwide this month as EVP Europe, announced John
, CEO of McCann Healthcare Worldwide. Michel Nakache replaces
Mark Worman, who is returning to Australia.

“Michel’s tremendous leadership and innovation that he
consistently displays throughout his impressive career in the
healthcare communications industry will now help elevate McCann
Healthcare Worldwide to the next level of preeminence throughout
Europe,” stated Cahill.

Michel Nakache stated, “All my energy and experience will be
devoted to McCann Healthcare Europe and McCann Worldgroup. In this
transforming world, health and healthcare are of course essential.
And the McCann people that I have already met are fantastic, so
there is a very good foundation on which to build.”

Nakache most recently has been Worldwide Managing Partner,
Chairman EMEA/APAC, and Chairman Global Brands of Havas Worldwide
Health and Euro RSCG Life.

Nakache has more than 30 years of both client and agency
experience in healthcare communications within the pharmaceutical
and healthcare industries. He started his career working with
Searle and then GlaxoSmithKline in both sales and marketing roles
in the Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Dermatology categories.
Subsequently, he took on the responsibility of the Ogilvy Zoe
Medical management team, and in 1996, under his impetus, the WWP
group European Health Agencies joined forces under the CommonHealth

Nakache became President and CEO of Euro RSCG Healthcare France
in 1998, and was Managing Partner & CEO Europe/Asia of Euro
RSCG Life Worldwide when he left the Havas group at the end of 2007
to join Publicis as President Europe, Publicis Healthcare
Communications Group. In May 2008, Nakache returned to Havas as
Worldwide Managing Partner, Chairman EMEA/APAC & Chairman
Global Brands of Havas Worldwide Health and Euro RSCG Life. At the
end of 2010, he created Havas’ second Health network: Health4Brands

Nakache has also been a pioneering European healthcare industry
association and education leader.  Between 2000 and 2007, he
was elected 3 times as President of the “AACC Sante”, the French
Healthcare Communications Agencies Association. There, he
spearheaded the establishment of industry rules regarding new
business that was ratified by clients and agencies alike. The in
2008, he established the “EACA HCC” (European Association of
Communication Agencies, Health Communication Council), achieving
100% membership participation by the largest agency networks, and
was elected its first President.

A frequent guest speaker, Nakache also teaches at ESCP, ESC
Rennes and ESSEC — famous business schools in France where he
instructs future managers.

About McCann Healthcare Worldwide

McCann Healthcare Worldwide is the most awarded worldwide
professional and consumer healthcare advertising agency network
with the largest international expertise spanning 23 countries.
 McCann Healthcare’s global network is comprised of five
advertising and promotion brands — Echo Torre Lazur, RCW Group,
McCann Healthcare, McCann HumanCare and Torre Lazur McCann — as
well as the leading worldwide Medical Communications practice,
consisting of Complete Medical Group and Caudex Medical. All six of
these global McCann Healthcare’s entities contain additional
specialist divisions and digital marketing expertise. McCann
Healthcare Worldwide is a part of McCann Worldgroup, the largest
marketing communications agency network in the world, and is the
largest healthcare agency network owned by Interpublic Group [NYSE:

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